Week Ending Friday, May 30, 2008

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: May 25, 2008

Remarks During a Meeting With Leaders of Rolling Thunder, Inc.,
May 25, 2008

The President. [Inaudible]—to get to know the leaders of Rolling Thunder. For our fellow citizens who don’t know Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder is a—the moment in time here in Washington, on Memorial Day weekend, when thousands of motorcyclers come to the Nation’s Capital to pay tribute to those who have died in service, to those who sacrifice, and those who serve. And it’s a magnificent sight.

We just choppered in, Artie, and I saw your brothers and sisters cranking up their machines and driving through the Nation’s Capital. Many of them have got the flag on the back. And I am just so honored to welcome you back. I want to thank you and all your comrades for being so patriotic and loving our country as much as you do. And I think this is the—I don’t know if this is the eighth time we’ve been together here, but pretty close.

Artie Muller. Pretty close, sir; maybe one more.

The President. Yes, one more. [Laughter] Anyway, Artie is the main man, and this is his board of directors who have continued to rally people around the country.

I went to Greensburg, Kansas, Artie, and I came into a town that had been destroyed by a tornado. I was going to give the high school graduation speech, and rode in from the airport, and the motorcyclers were all lining the streets with the flags. And it made me feel great.

When people go to protest at the funeral of one of our brave soldiers that died in combat, Artie’s folks are there to make sure that those protestors don’t denigrate the moment.

And so you’re doing a lot for the country.

Mr. Muller. Thank you.

The President. And our troops appreciate you, the veterans appreciate you, and your President appreciates you.

Mr. Muller. Thank you, Mr. President.

The President. Welcome.

Note: The President spoke at 12:54 p.m. on the South Lawn at the White House. Participating in the meeting was Artie Muller, national executive director, Rolling Thunder, Inc.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Remarks During a Meeting With Leaders of Rolling Thunder, Inc., May 25, 2008," Week Ending Friday, May 30, 2008 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 30, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:754 Original Sources, accessed July 19, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWGLYVLU6TTJF6A.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Remarks During a Meeting With Leaders of Rolling Thunder, Inc., May 25, 2008." Week Ending Friday, May 30, 2008, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 30, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:754, Original Sources. 19 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWGLYVLU6TTJF6A.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Remarks During a Meeting With Leaders of Rolling Thunder, Inc., May 25, 2008' in Week Ending Friday, May 30, 2008. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 30, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:754. Original Sources, retrieved 19 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWGLYVLU6TTJF6A.