Posted by guest blogger tim aka The Godless Heathen.
Over at Blackfive, the best MilBlog period, there’s a great story about President Bush taking time out during his trip to the Olympics to meet a family who made the ultimate sacrifice.
To you folks who hate our President, this may change your mind a little so don’t go and read it. To you fine people who respect and appreciate President Bush, go read it and I dare you to not feel even better about a fine man.
A little tease:
When the speech was over and the President was working the crowd line, I felt a tap on my shoulder and turned to see a White House staff member. She asked me and my wife to come with her, because the President wanted to meet us.
Stunned, we grabbed our two sons that were with us and followed her back into a conference room. It was a shock to go from a crowded, noisy hangar, past all of those security people, to find ourselves suddenly alone in a quiet room.
The only thing we could hear was a cell phone vibrating, and noticed that it was coming from the jacket Senator Stevens left on a chair. We didn't answer.
A short time later, the Secret Service opened the door and President Bush walked in. I thought we might get to shake his hand as he went through. But instead, he walked up to my wife with his arms wide, pulled her in for a hug and a kiss, and said, "I wish I could heal the hole in your heart." He then grabbed me for a hug, as well as each of our sons. Then he turned and said, "Everybody out."