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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 11, 2008

Statement by the President Upon Departure from Crawford, Texas
Texas State Technical College
Waco, Texas

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11:52 A.M. CDT

THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I want to wish everybody a happy Mother's Day. It's just a special day to give thanks to our Moms; appreciate the hard work that Moms do. And I understand that for some, however, Mother's Day is a sad day for those who lost their lives in Oklahoma and Missouri and Georgia because of the tornadoes, are wondering whether or not tomorrow will be a bright and hopeful day. We send our prayers to those who lost their lives, the families of those who lost their lives. And the federal government will be moving hard to help. I'll be in touch with the governors to offer all the federal assistance we can.


President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush talk with the media Sunday, May 11, 2008, as they prepare to depart Waco en route to Washington, D.C. Wishing all mothers a Happy Mother's Day, the President said, "This Mother's Day weekend was awfully special for Laura and me. Our little girl, Jenna, married a really good guy, Henry Hager.The President also sent his condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma and Georgia.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg This Mother's Day weekend was awfully special for Laura and me. Our little girl, Jenna, married a really good guy, Henry Hager. The wedding was spectacular. It's just -- it's all we could have hoped for. The weather cooperated nicely; just as the vows were exchanged the sun set over our lake and it was just a special day and a wonderful day and we're mighty blessed.

Anyway, thank you all.

END 11:53 A.M. CDT


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