Remarks to Army Reservists and National Guard Troops Departing for Iraq From Bangor
September 23, 2004
The President. I want to thank you all very much.
The President. I appreciate your service to the country. I appreciate being in the presence of such fine men and women. May God bless you all. May God keep you safe. May God bless America as well. Thank you all.
NOTE: The President spoke at 5:47 p.m. aboard a World Airlines plane at the Air National Guard Base at Bangor International Airport. A tape was not available for verification of the content of these remarks.
George W. Bush, Remarks to Army Reservists and National Guard Troops Departing for Iraq From Bangor Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/214774