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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 7, 2005

President Presented the Order of Three Stars, First-Class in Latvia
Riga Castle
Riga, Latvia

9:55 A.M. (Local)

PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam President, I gratefully accept. I am so honored and so thrilled to be here in your beautiful country.

I was telling the President that it's such a joy to come to a country that loves and values freedom, and to be in the presence of a President who speaks so clearly about the need for people to be free, and her recognition that a free world will yield peace.

President George W. Bush signs a guest book after Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga presented him the Order of the Three Stars, First-Class at Riga Castle in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, May 7, 2005. Established in 1924 to commemorate the founding of the Latvian State, the medal is awarded to recognize outstanding civil merit in the service of Latvia. White House photo by Eric Draper And so Madam President, thank you for your hospitality, and thank you so much for this great honor. Appreciate it.

END 9:55 A.M. (Local)