with Wounded Soldiers at Medical Center
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
January 17, 2003
2:15 P.M. EST
I want to thank the General for -- for his hospitality at this remarkable facility,
which is full of healers and compassionate people, people who are trained with
the very best of skills to take care of people who have been injured badly.
Laura and I have just met with five incredibly brave soldiers, five of America's
finest citizens, who have been severely injured in the line of duty. We had
a chance to tell them how much we appreciated their service to America, how
much we appreciated their loved ones. And we had a chance to see -- some wives
and a couple of moms who are anxious about -- about the fate of the -- of their
child. And I had a chance to tell both soldier and loved one alike that their
service to our country was noble and strong and good. And I appreciated that
Having been here and seeing the care that these troops get is comforting for
me and Laura. We are -- should and must provide the best care for anybody who
is willing to put their life in harm's way. And I can report to the American
people that these five soldiers -- badly injured in the line of service -- are
getting the best possible care. And our government is providing it to them.
And I want to thank you, all. Have a great weekend, and we'll see you next week.
Thank you, all.