Week Ending Friday, December 24, 2008

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: December 22, 2008

Remarks Following a Visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and an Exchange With Reporters,
December 22, 2008

The President. Every time I come here, I get amazed at the quality of care, the professionalism, and the courage of our troops. I can say with certainty that the health care that our troops get in the military medical facilities is excellent. I am so pleased to hear from spouses and other loved ones about the care they get as well, when they come to visit their wounded child or wounded husband or wounded spouse.

And so this will probably be my last time coming here as the Commander in Chief. It gives me a great pleasure to thank all those who serve here, and all those who servethroughout our military, the military medical facilities. You know, I oftentimes say being the Commander in Chief of the military is the thing I’ll miss the most, and coming here to Walter Reed is a reminder of why I’ll miss it.

Thank you very much.

President’s Health

Q. How is your shoulder, Mr. President?

The President. Yes, good shape—it’s about an 80 mile-an-hour fastball.

Note: The President spoke at 3:03 p.m.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Remarks Following a Visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and an Exchange With Reporters, December 22, 2008," Week Ending Friday, December 24, 2008 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Wednesday, December 24, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:1578-1579 Original Sources, accessed December 5, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4N7VE54QCKJV8Q1.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Remarks Following a Visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and an Exchange With Reporters, December 22, 2008." Week Ending Friday, December 24, 2008, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Wednesday, December 24, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:1578-1579, Original Sources. 5 Dec. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4N7VE54QCKJV8Q1.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Remarks Following a Visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and an Exchange With Reporters, December 22, 2008' in Week Ending Friday, December 24, 2008. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Wednesday, December 24, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:1578-1579. Original Sources, retrieved 5 December 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4N7VE54QCKJV8Q1.