New Year's Day
December 31, 2002
The past year has been a time of achievement, progress, and renewed hope for
the American people. As our citizens continue to demonstrate a spirit of resolve
and unity, we are building a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility
that strengthens our country and offers hope to those in need. To counter new
threats, we are enhancing security at home, and we are part of the global coalition
against terrorism that has made significant progress in opposing the forces
of tyranny and oppression.
We will continue our efforts to secure America, win the war on terrorism, focus
on education, promote compassion, create new jobs, and ensure the economic security
of all our citizens. As we move forward into the New Year, I encourage all Americans
to give thanks to the Almighty for His many blessings, and to join with me in
reaffirming our commitment to helping people around the world achieve peace
At the dawn of this New Year, America is a land of justice, liberty, and tolerance.
We will work together to build on our successes and embrace the challenges and
opportunities that lie ahead.
Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a Happy New Year. May God bless
you, and may God continue to bless the United States.