Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bush Pays Tribute to Troops Serving Overseas in Easter Address

By Karen Leigh

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush paid tribute to U.S. troops in war zones overseas and asked Americans to remember those who lost their lives serving their country.

``We hold in our hearts those who will be spending this holiday far from home,'' Bush said in his Easter weekend radio address. ``We remember especially those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom. And our nation's fallen heroes live on in the memory of the nation they helped defend.''

Bush also honored the citizens who volunteer to help the less fortunate on the home front. ``Each year, millions of Americans take time to feed the hungry and clothe the needy and care for the widow and the orphan,'' he said.

Bush called Easter ``the most important holiday in the Christian faith,'' recalling a ``sacrifice that transcended the grave and redeemed the world.''

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