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  • 'Thank You, President Bush'

    As the sun sets on the Bush presidency, it is important to honor the man who answered the call to public service, provided us leadership in a time of great consequence, and held his office with dignity and courage. The Heritage Foundation sometimes disagreed with President George W. Bush on policy, but never on our love for our nation. President Bush strove for innovative solutions to America’s dilemmas, just as we do. He looked across this nation and saw the answers to most problems were in the hearts of great Americans, not the heart of the national government.

    When President Bush spoke at Heritage on Nov. 1, 2007, he said: “The lessons of the past have taught us that liberty is transformative. And I believe 50 years from now an American President will be speaking to Heritage and say, ‘Thank God that generation that wrote the first chapter in the 21st century understood the power of freedom to bring the peace we want.’ ”

    President Bush put a large stake in the freedom and liberty of others. He ultimately will be judged at the lofty level of how many people were granted these eternal rights, and how many seized the opportunities he afforded them.

    Today, we simply ask that blessings abound for President and Mrs. Bush in the next chapter of their lives together. As he leaves office, our homeland is secure, Americans are inspired and the greatness of our country once again is on display to the world. Thank you.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    687 Responses to 'Thank You, President Bush'

    1. Ron Lewis, Maj. USAF says:

      Thank you for staying the course and allowing us to fight the fight.

    2. The Garvin Family, V says:

      We do thank you soooo much President Bush for all you've done for our great and GOD-given freedoms and country. You were way more moderate than we were hoping for and you didn't seem to get that even your best democrat "friends" would do all they could to destroy you as a Republican president; but we know you truly love America and did your best. Please learn from this experience and realize you don't have any democrat "friends" and your choice to try to set a "new tone" with them had no way of succeeding. We pray for GOD's blessings on you and yours.

    3. martha siegfried, hu says:

      President Bush does indeed deserve our thanks! He has endured unprecedented media bias (this coming from a Communcation undergrad. and Communication Disorders M.A.)in doing what he knew to be right for this country. He went with the best information at the time and formulated an appropriate response to 9/11 and all other aggression from that region that previously had been left unanswered. His strong defense of America has been the greatest factor in us remaining safe since 9/11. His efforts to reform Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were thwarted by Democrats primarily but show that he knew of, and tried to avert the financial abyss we now find ourselves in. Thank you, President Bush!

    4. MORRILL SWAN/SACO, says:

      THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH FOR PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY. THANK YOU FOR THE TAX CUTS. THANK YYOU FOR YOUR HONESTY AND INTEGRATY. WE WISH YOU THE BEST OF EVERYTHING.

    5. Lucia B. Caetano, MA says:

      Thank you President Bush for keeping us safe. Thank you for being strong in face of so much negative press, here and abroad. I wish you and yours the best that life has to offer.

      The same goes to the Vice President and his family.

      Lucia Caetano

    6. Terry R Beard Ft My says:

      Thank You Mr President for all you have done for our Country. My family and I will miss you very much and as always you and your family will be in our prayers.

      The only thing I can say now, I feel as I am in the battlefield without a Commander. I am sorry to say that I can not recognize this man as our Commander-in-Chief. As a patriot ,(which I consider myself to be) I recognize The Holy Bible, The Constitution, & the UCMJ. Best of luck to you and your family and stay safe.

      Thanks again for the last eight years.

      Sincerely,

      TR Beard

    7. marie mergenthal, e says:

      Thank you President Bush for staying the course when all about you wished for your defeat. I

      feel confident in time your presidency will be

      viewed with greatness. May you and your lovely

      and honorable family find peace and happiness

      in Texas.

    8. The Bellucci Family, says:

      Thank you PRESIDENT BUSH for your honarable service to our country. Thank you for making the tough choices. Thank you for taking on the "war on terror" in the face of radical attacks. Thank you and GOD bless.

    9. Mike and Pat Jeffrie says:

      Dear President Bush,

      We want to thank you for standing in the gap on behalf of your nation, for your courage and steadfastness despite countinuous opposition from those who refuse to face the realities of the evil confronting us. We are grateful for your clarity and commitment. May God bless you and may history treat you as the great man you are. Mike and Pat Jeffries

    10. Bee Silva, San Jose says:

      I want to thank you and to let you I appreciate that you stuck to your values and keep our nation safe. My God Bless you and your family as you start a new chapter in your life.

    11. Berry and Laurie Lyl says:

      We want to thank you President Bush for serving our country these last eight years and representing those whose values mirrored yours!

      I'm sorry you did not receive the respect that an

      important position as yours deserves. But be assured your are respected and loved by many Americans and you will be missed! God bless you and Laura and family. I look forward to reading

      your book!!

    12. Lisa Hart, Palmer AK says:

      Thank you President Bush for EVERYTHING!

      and to name a few special things…

      -for keeping our nation safe!

      -for making the best decisions with the information you had and STICKING BY YOUR DECISIONS!

      -for being a great example of a great American!

      -for being a great example of a man with integrity, humility, wisdom and faith to my 2 children-who both have learned so much from watching you over the past 8 years. They are 2 of your biggest supporters-along with their mom and dad:)

      -for taking and remaining on the "high road" when your opponents continue the gnashing of teeth…

      You are a "class act", sir, and I am so proud to have been a part of voting you into office twice, and to have been a spouse of a member of the finest Army in the world in which you were Commander-in-Chief.

      I wish you and your wonderful family all of the health and happiness and blessings that God will provide.

      God bless you, sir, and God bless America!

    13. Rush Family - Michig says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for your outstanding service to our country over the past eight years! You are a great man with a strong faith and true conviction. Thank you especially for your leadership in keeping our nation safe!

      May God bless you, your family and America!

    14. Jim & Vi Castro says:

      Thank You President Bush. And thanks to First Lady Laura Bush. You will both be blessed for all your concern, work and sacrifice for our country. We will always be grateful for the protection and well being of our families and all citizens.

    15. The Sacco family , U says:

      Dear President Bush And first Lady Laura Bush

      our Family would like to say THANK YOU For your sted fast consern,and conviction of the U.S.A. we owe you our very lifes.

      We love you and your family.

      I will miss the secrurity that our family has felt over the years since 9.11 with you in charge of our contry.

      I hope the new president will do the same as you have done.

      I wish you and your family all the blessings of the world.

      Thank you Laura for giving up your time with your husband for the good of the U.S.A

      thank you so much for being whom you said you was when you ran for President and so much more .

      Love the Sacco family

    16. Terri Fair, Indianap says:

      Thank you President Bush. Thank you and Mr. Cheney for keeping us safe and strong in the world. Thank you for No Child Left Behind. Thank you for pushing our students and our educators. Thank you for defending the unborn and for building the culture of life. If I could have met you, I would have told you one thing, stop trying to make friends with the Democrats and do what is on your heart. God bless you and your family and America Bless God. I will miss you.

    17. Francine Proffitt - says:

      Dear Commander in Chief:

      Thank you for keeping my family and myself safe for the last eight years. I have a huge amount of respect for you seeking and accepting the position you have had for the last eight years. Thank you for serving in the highest civil duty there is on our behalf.

    18. Andy O'Boyle - says:

      Dear President Bush & First Lady Bush:

      My appologies to you for those Americans that do not have the appreciation for what you have accomplished in the last eight years. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my deepest gratitude to your family from my family. It was an honor being an American these last eight years and having you as my Commander in Chief. Thank you both for your service to this wonderful country.

    19. Diane Russell New says:

      Dear President Bush

      At your first Inauguration CSPAN cameras were everywhere as usual. Always broadcasting without commentary, a viewer may judge words and images for him or her self. Before the ceremony, probably driving the Secret Service crazy, George W. Bush was stopped by several unidentified people as he made his way towards the Capitol. Each time he looked the person in the eye blocking out everyone around him, listened intently, reacted, responded genuinely to the unheard statements and graciously moved on after a handshake or grasp of an arm. I remember thinking: “This guy is real. He knows exactly who he is.” My thoughts did not change overthe next 8 years.

      So thank you and the amazing Laura for all you have given to our country which is NOT hated but respected just as you are, Mr. President.

      God Speed.

    20. TIM ZIMMERMAN / FAIR says:

      THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH FOR PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY AS NEEDED & KEEPING OUR MILITARY FORCES IN A PROPER POSITION. BEST WISHES & GOD BLESS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

      FORMER ACTIVE DUTY USMC

      SEMPER FIDELIS

    21. Susan L. Brumback says:

      It is with mixed emotion that I witness the end of

      your term, along w/your amazing staff. You and yours will be missed by those like me who have felt blessed to have you as our leader. Our Lord

      gave you a hugely tough job…and you did it faithfully. God Bless you and Laura. Your next

      life chapter will be full of blessings. May your

      head find the rest you need when you can relinquish the burden to another. Thank you and

      may God open the new president's eyes and heart.

    22. David & Debbie A says:

      Dear President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.I Want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and my family's for keeping our great nation safe.You and your family went beyond the call of duty for this great nation and I am eternally grateful.My Dad served 17yrs. and died in Viet-Nam in 1966 and my Mother served in the Womens Army Core for 11yrs.I have been taught from Childhood to respect and support our armed forces and love this great nation and to be proud that I live in the greatest country in the world.Im proud to have voted for you twice and also know just by watching and listening to you on tv that you are the most (besides your dad) spirtual President we have ever had.The weight of the world is going to be lifted off your shoulders come Tuesday but not off your heart.You have made me a better American.I haven't always agreed with you on everything you've done but then again I haven't agreed on everything with my parents either.I still love and respect them as I do you and your family.You have a good heart and love this country even when it didn't love you back.We both are working for the same goal just to hear. Well done thou Good and Faithful Servant.GOD BLESS YOU PRESIDENT BUSH AND LAURA . GOD BLESS YOU.

    23. Joseph A. Law, WA says:

      Mr. President: YOU ROCK. God bless you, and thank you for keeping the hippies and terrorists at bay.

    24. Nick Booe, Joplin, M says:

      I had the privilege to serve under your administration while serving in the U.S. Army. Being able to say that makes me prouder day-by-day.

      President Bush, I thank you so much for you leadership ability that you have shown to this great nation. Thank you for establishing a moral standard that shows everything America stands for. Thank you for staying the course and remaining dedicated to the safety, and security of this country.

      It was a privilege having you as my president & commander in chief.

      I wish you well….

    25. Eric McKenna, Pittsb says:

      Thank you President Bush for keeping America safe and for your diligent work at ensuring freedom both at home and abroad. You will be missed.

    26. Tyler Toronto, C says:

      History will show that President Bush made the right decisions, and was a great President.

      Thank you Mr.President for your service. Looking foward to visiting the Freedom Institute!

      God Bless you and your family.

    27. Tim stanton Visal says:

      I really can not think of anybody I'd want as president during 9-11 than you.The choices you made were the best for America and you made proud to be an American.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.

    28. Elizabeth Smith says:

      Dear Commander and Cheif,

      I have felt so blessed with you leading our country. I have felt safe and assured that you have not compromised your moral or ethical values to gain a cachet of popular votes. You are true leader in every sense of the word. The sound and reasonable judgement that you made during the devasting events of September 11, 2001 has set a standard that the the new President should and must adhere too. Thank you.

    29. Rudy and Lu Palmer, says:

      We thank both you, Mr. President, and Vice President Chaney, for your leadership these last eight years. You, Sir,and Vice President Chaney as well as your families have served all of us with grace, strength, and wisdom.

      God bless you All,

    30. Brenda Frantom, Sid says:

      Thank you President and Mrs.Bush, and Vice president and Mrs. Cheney, for your unselfish service to our country. I believe you will be honored as courageous leaders who did the right thing, in the face of incredible criticism. You stood by your beliefs, and will be an example we can point our children to, as the history books record these times. Our culture is weakening in our moral fiber,but I pray that God will raise more leaders like you to lead the fight.

    31. Thomas Family, Laure says:

      Thank You President G.W. Bush for keeping us safe for the last seven years. May God always bless you and your family in all you do. I know you most be looking forward to going home to Texas.

      I just wish you had better support on the right so we could have gotten more things done here at home. There are a lot of things I disagreed with you on but this is not the time or place. So from the Thomas Family in Delaware we do really THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

    32. Rita Wilson, Land O says:

      I would like to thank the President and all of his staff for keeping us safe. A real leader, as your are Mr. President, will be acknowledged in our future history. I pray that Mr Obama will not lead this country of the cliff. I feel that I am on a train that is going of a broken bridge at any moment and the train engineer can't see it and I can't get off and feel helpless. Your strong leadership will be missed. Good bless your and your family.

    33. Carl Stigers, MMC(SS says:

      President Bush and Vice President Chenny; I along with this great country owe you a debt of gratitude. Acting on great principle you and the Vice President strived to ensure the protection of the country in the face of mounting unjustified criticizm. You suceceeded. Having served 18 years in the Navy I lived through two Democrat presidents and saw the great disservice they did to our armed forces. You restored the great pride and honor in Service. Many in our country today have the right to comdemn and complain about your administration because of the service and protections you ensured. May God grant great Grace on you and your families, May He bare His arm before you, and my His hedge of protection be around you and your families. A very humble thanks for your dedicated and selfless service to our Country by you both.

    34. Brad Woosley, Denver says:

      Mr. President, Thank you so much for your unwavering service to our great nation. This nation was truely blessed to have you as commander in chief over the last 8 years. We have seen some of the most extraordinary events in our history under your watch, and I do not believe anyone else could have handled those events as masterfully as you did. God Bless you and your family.

    35. Genifer, Seattle says:

      Thank you President Bush for your unfailing support of our military. Thank you for not buckling to outside pressure that threatened our national authority & security. Thank you for tolerating the abuse heaped upon you without playing the "patriotism" card – it is because of leaders like you that Americans are so free to say, think & do what we choose. I have you to find dome place I would rather be & that is because of leaders like you.

    36. Linda Kiyan, Los Ang says:

      Thank you President Bush for keeping our great nation safe and secure during the past seven years.

      Because you emphatically and passionately believe that freedom and liberty are inalienable rights that ALL citizens around the world are born with, you understand that denying or withholding these rights always breeds resentment, bitterness, and anger among its citizens. A volatile pressure cooker that only produces a dangerous combination of terrorists, thugs, and much more brutal and barbaric future dictators.

      Therefore, the sooner these oppressive societies, especially the ones in the Mideast, that are currently ruled by mentally unbalanced, ironfisted tyrants, can be transformed into decent and sustainable democracies, the better off its citizens will be in the long run, and the safer America and the rest of the world will be.

      Thank you President Bush for your steadfast belief that a society filled with citizens, who have the freedom to express their personal opinions, openly, in public, without fear of punishment or imprisonment is one of the BEST ways to prevent and counter the development of future terrorists!

      And finally, Good Luck and Best Wishes to you and your wife, Laura, in whatever you two decide to do in your new chapter of life!

    37. D. Pacello, Danbury says:

      May God Bless you President George W. Bush. God put you here during this time of national crisis, (the last 8 years). I admire your steadfastness and unwavering conviction to your values and beliefs. You are a great and honorable man. History will remember you as such. I wish you, Laura and the girls and their families many years of joy and happiness!!

      Your name will be remembered with the likes of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.

    38. VICTOR & DONNA L says:

      MR PRESIDENT & MRS BUSH

      THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE EMPTYNESS WE FEEL RIGHT NOW.DONNA AND I PRAYED FOR YOU AND YOURS EVERY EVENING,WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT. WE FEEL WE HAVE NOT ONLY LOST A GREAT PRESIDENT BUT A GOOD FRIEND. WE ALWAYS FELT YOU SPOKE FROM THE HEART.WE WOULD FEEL HONORED TO DRIVE TO CRAWFORD AND MEET YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIFE SO WE COULD BUY YOU BREAKFAST AT YOU FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

      VIC & DONNA

    39. Ferguson/Maddox Fami says:

      President Bush and Mrs Bush Thank you for all you have done for America and our families for the past eight years. No other man could have stood in your shoes. I thank God every day that he chose you to be our leader when we needed you most. You have kept our families safe and brought us through a very hard financial time after the Clintons left office and the attacks of 9/11. You continued to keep us safe day after day and kept our lives financially sound. All the unfounded personal attacks on you broke our hearts and it is breaking our hearts to see you leave. You have been one of the best men to ever serve this country. God Bless you,President and Mrs. Bush and all your family.

    40. Don Gallerani, Lake says:

      Thank You President Bush for showing leadership when our nation needed it most.

      Your steadfast resolve to protect our homeland while simultaneously bringing freedom to those in the Middle East will be your legacy. Despite never ending media bombardment, your guidance was instrumental in removing totalitarian regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq.

      You protected the unborn by banning partial birth abortion, and rewarded taxpayers with a tax decrease. During your White House stay your love and devotion for your family was boundless and sets an example for others. I was inspired by your willingness to publicly thank God Almighty for your wisdom and guidance, so few in public office will do so. You are to be admired and history will be kind to you.

    41. Diane Russell New says:

      "JOURNAL Diane Russell 15 September, 2001

      (partial)

      Through all the tears there is so much to be proud of and so many comforting stories

      I am an observer of detail no matter the place or subject. People have begun to grip my attention in the past few years, those in charge of our country in particular. With the blessings of live television broadcasts and videotape, the still photograph, while remaining the most powerful judging tool for most, is not the only source today.

      At the Inauguration last January CSPAN cameras were everywhere as usual. Always broadcasting without commentary, a viewer may judge words and images for him or her self. Before the ceremony, probably driving the Secret Service crazy, George W. Bush was stopped by several unidentified people as he made his way towards the Capitol. Each time he looked the person in the eye blocking out everyone around him, listened intently, reacted, responded genuinely to the unheard statements and graciously moved on after a handshake or grasp of an arm. I remember thinking: “This guy is real. He knows exactly who he is.”

      Thank you for giving our country 8 amazing years. You have always been high on my list of approval -a good 80 at least.

      With great affection to you and Laura. I miss you both so very much already.

    42. john a. wagner III, says:

      sir: i was in sarasota, fl. on911, when you were at emma booker school. i was a doper looking to score. since then i have turned my life around and am a long-haul trucker. your courage and perserverance were instrumental in keeping our country safe from further harm and for helping me get a grip on reality and returning to respectability! my sincerest thanks for both. semper fi jawIII

    43. Tammy Melli, Bridgew says:

      President Bush it is with much gratitude in my heart that I say thank you for your faithful and honest service to this country. Thank you for standing by your convictions even when it was not the popular thing to do. My family and I were comforted each day to know that a man of faith and prayer was leading our nation. May God Bless you and your lovely wife as you begin this new chapter in your life. We will miss you as our commander and chief!

    44. Kathy Duplantis - Su says:

      Dear Mr. President:

      I am one of many Americans who still believe in and support you. I admire your integrity and honesty, and that you clung to what you believed was the right thing to do when so many in your own camp and in America were shunning your tenets.

      I am too old to be in any active duty, but I greatly support the war because it is an effort for the fighting military people to maintain my freedom and my way of life. Having been to countries other than the United States, I know first hand that our country is the best place to live.

      I am very honored to have had you as my President.

    45. Lance Garner Jackso says:

      THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH,, FOR 8 YEARS OF KEEPING ME AND MY FAMILY SAFE AND KEEPING US LOOKING TO THE FUTURE IN SUCH A POSITIVE MANNER,,, THIS COUNTRY OWES YOU A MILLION THANKS SO I EXPECT TO SEE A MILLION OTHER MESSAGES LIKE THIS,, SEMPER FIDELIS AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS FROM ALL OF MINE,, GYSGT GARNER USMC RETIRED

    46. Mike and Beverly Har says:

      Thank you President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush for serving our country well. We believe you stood on your principles and did what you thought was right for our country and citizens. You have a very caring and gracious heart and we pray that God richly bless you as you start a new chapter of your lives.

    47. Patrick Murphy, Oak says:

      Mr. President,

      For most of the last eight years, I have been greatly distressed at the treatment given you by a liberal media, a supposedly loyal opposition, and a large segment of the public that simply accepts, as truth, the things they say. There are however, millions like me who have supported your efforts and now say thank you sir, for your fine service to our country.

      History will decide whether the Iraqis and Afghans have made good use of the opportunity to shape their own destiny. However, none can argue with the fact that you as Commander in Chief, our great military and the American people have given them that opportunity.

      I am proud to have called you my President, and wish you and your family the best of luck as you begin the next chapter of your lives.

    48. The Frick's, Ve says:

      Dear Mr. President:

      You are a true leader, a class act and you will be missed. We, too, are very honored to have had you as our President over the past 8 years. Can't wait for the book!!

    49. Mohamed Amin Ahmed says:

      Thank you President Bush. You have protected me and my family. I thank you sir for that is truly the measure of a leader. One who puts ordinary nobodies like me and my family, every American family owes you one. Mr president I pray for you and your family. May Allah keep you in his grace and mercy. You are indeed a true leader. Freer of nations, such as Iraq and Afganistan. Compassionate leader for Africa with your Aids program. Educator with your no child left behind. Thank You Bush from Mohamed in Minnesota.

    50. William, NJ says:

      Mr. President,

      I thank you for your courageous decisions you made in office, the honor you held, and how you gave us 7 years of economic prosperity. I pray everyday that you and Laura and your daughters have a lovely retirement and that you are continued to be blessed with the good fortunes the lord has given you thus far.

    51. AZADEH says:

      DOWN WITH BUSH

    52. Patrick Bruchs, Broo says:

      Thank you Mr. Bush for safety, security and helping our American families understand the hard decisions every great leader must make to keep America (and the world) out of the hands of tyrants. Thank you for staying "the course"… "THE COURSE" (of course) are those LEADERSHIP decisions to assure LIBERTY AND FREEDOM for all.

      "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act, as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of the word liberty; and precisely the same difference prevails today among human creatures." (Quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln).

    53. Alexander Cicogna, R says:

      Thank you Mr. President for your vision, for your pratriotism, for your faith, for your leadership, for all you have done for us, for protecting our nation, for believing that the American consevative idiology is strong and alive, for your support of our troops, for trying to spread democracy around the world, for allowing us to be very proud of you and for your consistent belief in us, the American people.

      I am a conservative who has been very proud of you and what you have done for us.

      You are a great and kind man and we are all better for having you lead us the last eight years.

      Like the previous writer, I AM HONORED TO HAD YOU AS MY PRESIDENT

      God Speed

    54. derek erker-seaford, says:

      thank you President Bush for your strong leadership.thank you for making those tough decisions that made our counrty safer.may god bless you and your family

    55. Greg Farrell says:

      Dear Mr President,

      As a resident of New York City and a first hand witness to the act of war launched upon us on September 11th , I want to thank you for your steadfast leadership and determination to keep our nation safe from that point on. Thank you for having what too many elected officials lack, the courage to make the tough decisions, not pass them on to another administration after acknowledging the problem like we have grown accustomed to through the years leading up to your terms in office. Thank you for realizing that these decisions are the responsibility of the President and should not be based on the opinion page of the New York Times or the latest touted opinion poll from some network. Since day one you have not wavered and you did not tire , for that im my support of you I did not waver and I did not tire.

      With deep gratitude , I am proud to have seen you as President, and to know that my son, born this past January 5th 2009 , was born while you were in office. Best of luck to you and your family, who also displayed nothing short of pure class.

      A GRATEFUL AMERICAN

    56. Mary Jo Alton, Atlan says:

      Dear President Bush:

      Thank you for your courage, commitment and sacrifice during the past eight years. It is because of your leadership that America and much of the world has remained safe since 9/11. Your dedication and high standards have set an example to be admired and revered. Please know how much you are appreciated, by so many.

    57. Carolyn Reyes Pennsy says:

      Dear President Bush:

      I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for the many, many things you did for us. You kept the citizens safe and maintained our nation. I always felt protected, come what may, knowing that you were at the helm.

      In two days you will be leaving. Sadly,with you and Mrs. Bush will go the last remnants of experience,integrity,courage, honesty, grace and true(not self serving) dedication to the United States of America. Thank you to both of you for letting me be proud to be an American. I truly, truly believe that God placed you as our president.For the next four years, I will consider myself a women without a president. Sorry, "Mr.Obama", these shoes will never, never be filled by the likes of you!!!!

      Thank you again and God Bless You and your family.

    58. Ozzy6900 says:

      Mr. President, Thank you for all you have done for us. Now it is time for you to enjoy your family and your own life. I will not forget you or your work. God Bless you G. W. Bush – Mr. President!

    59. Peg and Randy Richar says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      You have stayed the course and we want to thank you for all your hard work and your continuing to put our Constitution and our Country first.

      It has been appalling to us that so many in this Country have turned their backs on you and have blamed you for so many things. We truly believe that history will prove you to be the fine President that we know you to be.

      May you and Mrs. Bush enjoy your life as regular citizens and know that there are those of us who are very proud of you and what you have done for our Country over the past eight years. We salute you and thank you both for your service to our country.

    60. Robert Dills says:

      Dear Mr President:

      Thank you Sir for being a patriot when the country

      was attacked by terrorist .Thank you for thinking

      of the country first,as you know,that is not the way politics is seen these days.I wish you could

      remain in office for another four years.May the Lord bless you and your family now and forever.Thank you,Mr president.

    61. Virginia Mom says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for your selfless service to our country. I am as deeply ashamed of the RHINOs who sold us out as I am the militant, liberal, and godless heathens whom have begged the President-elect to "save" them and who will get what they deserve while dragging the rest of us into the gutter with them. I fear that history may reflect upon you as the last president who truly loved his country and God. May your days be long upon the earth and may you experience true peace and may God bless you richly.

    62. Michelle, Casco, Mai says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for your leadership after 911 and the courage you displayed to fight the war on terrorism. Your efforts have kept us safe. The genuine love you feel for the country has alwyas been apparent to those of us who cared to notice. Enjoy your privacy and family in the days and weeks to come, you deserve it.

    63. Lilly Bellmore-Woolw says:

      On behalf of my family I would like to convey my deepest heart felt thank you for your support and guidance of our nation.You have done an outstanding job protecting all our nation. God Bless you and your family –The Bellmore's

    64. Donna Harder, Las Ve says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for being a defender of life and all you've done to protect life. What could be more important that a human life created by Almighty God?

      If a President or anyone else doesn't respect the life of an unborn baby, they are not going to respect anyone else.

      God bless you and your family.

      Please pray for America.

    65. Gail Conrad, St. Clo says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I wish to add my thanks for the sacrifices and confrontations you have endured over the last 8 years. I have been proud to call you President and feel that you have done much to bring dignity and a sense of patriotism back to this country. I have seen a transformation in the attitude of peers and young people where they are not afraid to say they are proud of this country. Thank you so much for being such a great role model.

    66. Lydia, Birmingham,AL says:

      Thank you for taking care of the sick in Africa and offering them a sense of hope. Thank you for freeing the captives in Iraq, and giving them hope for a new government. Thank you for defending the pre-born children. Thank you for marriage to Laura and for being a father to your beautiful daughters, you have set a good example for all husbands. Thank you for standing with Isreal.

      Thank you for acknowledging that there is a God in Heaven. May God continue to Bless you and your family.

    67. Michael & Dannin says:

      President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush – Thank you for your service to the citizens of this country. We are proud of the work you did and are sorry that so many of our neighbors have been short-sighted and did not appreciate your humble devotion to the calling of this high office, as we do. I don't recall ever seeing a President who was so uninterested in personal credit for your contributions. We watched in awe as you allowed others to take credit for your ideas in exchange for support of them.

      Without hesitation we gave our blessing and said our goodbyes to a son who under your watch enlisted in the United States Marines. PFC Benjamin Nash will deploy to Iraq in a couple of weeks to facilitate development of police end state strength.

      We listened to your farewell speech and have no doubt that for the past eight years you have held your countrymen's best interests at heart. Thank you both for your service. Long may the banner of patriots wave over your residence.

    68. John Sampson says:

      Yes, thank you G.W. Bush for getting us involved in a war of choice. Thanks for corrupting the justice department. Thanks for ruining our economy. Thanks for not following the US Constitution for 8 years. Thank you for being so divisive. Thanks for all new pollution like mercury in the air, heavy metals in the water the abuse of the Interior Department and fraud and malfeasance during your entire time in the White House and while on vacation for 1/3 of the time in the so called western white house. If I've left anything out I'm sure the open minded people on this site will fill in the blanks.

      Sincerely

      The American People

    69. Caroline Gaddis, Daw says:

      Thank you President Bush for your courage, bravery, and resolve to do what you thought was best for our country. You have helped keep this country safe since 9-11. No one should question the tough decisions that you had to make for the good of our country without truly understanding the threats made against this country. There are still many Americans that support you. My family is among the thousands of citizens who will always remember you for being one of this country's great presidents. We appreciate you and all you stand for. You are a great American!

    70. The Carey Family, Ne says:

      Dear President Bush

      You have been very stong in the face of unbelieveable, and unfair criticism. THANK YOU for keeping us safe.

      Be well, be happy, and know that you have done well.

    71. Kent Carlyle and Fam says:

      President Bush,

      Your valor, and awe inspiring leadership has transformed many lives and our country in a time of dramatic challenges and change. We take this opportunity to thank you for your wisdom, patience and humility that was displayed during your Presidency. I am very confident that historians will find you as one, if not the greatest leader of our democracy. Your patriotism, honor and digity was evident throughout your tenure and my family and I thank you for your diligent service. You did not falter, fail or tire when the times demanded your strong moral leadership. May God bless you and your family and may God continue to bless the United States of America.

    72. tess quinn- brigdevi says:

      president bush you have brought integrity and commitment back to the forefront of our country. thank you for staying focused to win the war on terror rather than joining the political war at home. i'm sorry that some in this country have directed their anger at you instead of our enemies. i promise you my children will know the truth. i wish you and your family all the best life has to give. we love you and your family, tess

    73. Beverly Crisp, Spots says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for your love for our country, strength of chararter, and fearlessness in the face terrorism and criticism of your opponents. I have always felt safe knowing you were in charge. I never lost a minute of sleep worrying, I knew that you and our brave men and women in the military were watching out for us. I am truly tearful in my saying goodbye to you and your wonderful wife, Laura. I pray that God will bless you and your family and that you may leave office knowing that there are many of us that love you and respect you very highly.

    74. Laura Limon - Normal says:

      President Bush and family,

      My family truly thanks you for continuing leadership for our country and the freedom we have enjoyed for the last eight years. Also for keeping us safe and always doing the right thing. Thank you and best of luck to your and VP Cheney's family.

    75. The Murdocks, Strong says:

      Dear Mr President,

      Thank you so much for everything you have done to protect this county. I remember when you surprised the troops by showing up in Iraq for Thanksgiving. I knew you were the right man for the job and exemplified the title Command and Chief.

      Now in these dark days when the new President-select is close to taking office and undoing all that you have done, I feel our country is going down a path from which it may never return. Now my thoughts are with everyone in our military. These men and women are the best of the best and yet I feel that we have let them down. So this thank you is also to them.

      I am glad we had a classy first lady all these 8 years. Laura has been great and I know she has been proud of her country all along, not just the last month or two.

      Again, thank you, your wife, and all of the people in the military for keeping us safe the last 8 years. You are going to be missed a lot more then the media will report.

      Thank you so very much.

    76. Alexander Cicogna, R says:

      Thank you Mr. President for your vision, for your hard work, for your faith, for your leadership, for all you have done for us, for protecting our nation, for believing that the American conservative idiology is strong and alive, for your support of our troops, for trying to spread democracy around the world, for allowing us to be very proud of you and for your consistent belief in us, the American people.

      You are a great and kind man, and we are all better for having you lead us the last eight years.

      I am honored to had you as my President

      Thank you Mr. President and all the best to you and your family

    77. Tom Kirkpatrick, Sil says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      Thank you for your service to our nation, for doing what was right and had to be done without undo consideration for the vageries of public opinion and your own popularity. You have kept our nation safe since 9/11 and that is what is important. I believe that when the history of this era is written your decisions and actions will be seen as key to the survival of the free world. All the best to you and Laura.

    78. raphael ludin rishon says:

      THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH

      WHAT THE WORLD HAS NOT UNDERSTOOD IS YOUR NOBLE

      FIGHT FOR FREEDOM. I BELIEVE IT WAS NOT SO MUCH OF

      AN UNDERTAKING TO FIND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

      AS THE THE WILL TO BRING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY TO

      THAT PART OF THE WORLD THAT KNEW ONLY TYRANNY,AND MYSERRY THAT PROMPTED THE USA IN THE WAR IN IRAQ.

      HISTORY WILL YET JUDGE YOU AS A GREAT WARRIOR

      FOR THE FREEDOM OF OPPRESSED PEOPLE.

      GOD BLESS YOU PRESIDENT BUSH

    79. Mary Clarke, Falls C says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you, most importantly, for your unwaivering defense of innocent human life and other Christian principles. You are a man of true courage and conviction!

    80. Lisa Pyles, Fort Wor says:

      President Bush – May God bless you and Laura. You have restored dignity to the Presidency even in the face of extreme hatred from the left. Thank you for not relenting on your convictions and thank you for keeping us safe over the past 8 years. You will forever be in my prayers as is your father, 41, and your mother. May God keep you. And when you move to Dallas, come over and see us in Fort Worth – where the west begins.

    81. Gail Day, Markleevil says:

      Thank you President Bush and Mrs. Bush for your service to our great country. Thank you for being and example of making an informed decision and sticking with that decision. May your lives be filled with joy and blessing.

    82. Cecilia Combest, Cot says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you President and Mrs.Bush for your honorable service to our country. Thank you so much for protecting our citizens and standing firm. May God always bless you and Laura and watch over you. Many hugs.

    83. Maggie Norris, Frede says:

      Dear Mr. President:

      Sunday, I watched (with sadness) from the deck of my house the helicopters bringing President Bush and Laura Bush from Camp David to the White House knowing it would be for the last time.

      I always had a sense of peace knowing we had such a great man in the White House. I might not have always agreed with you decisions but I found comfort knowing you made those decision with prayer, clarity and firmness of conviction.

      May you and Laura enjoy a well deserved rest and may God continue to pour out his grace to you and your family and May God continue to Bless America

      God speed Mr. President. My family and I will miss you very much.

    84. Terrence Kuehn says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      My wife Eva and I want to thank you for your selfless service to our country. We know that history will judge your presidency to be of paramount importance to our nation when we needed a strong and courageous leader during these perilous times. Thank you for having the courage of your convictions and I know that you were led by the hand of Almighty God from the day you were sworn into office until the day you left. May He richly bless you.

    85. Jan Richardson -Denv says:

      When all is said and done, there can not be a doubt…you kept this country safe. Thank you Mr. Bush

    86. M. Jones, Lubbock, T says:

      Dear Mr. President & Mrs. Bush:

      Thank you for the last 8 years. I know they have been very tough, but we are so thankful that you were our President and took such great care of our nation and our families. No one else could have done the job as well. You were the perfect person at the perfect time. God bless you and your family, and again thank you.

    87. Gary and Fatha Linew says:

      President Bush,

      Dear Mr. President,

      Gary and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the courage and determination and integrity that you determined for our country's safety was more important than keeping watch of popular opinions.

      We didn't always agree with you, although we knew you were doing all you could to protect us as a nation. We knew you and Mrs. Bush sought the best for the children of the United States of America.

      You gave our country strength once again in the eyes of the world. We wish you well and hope to have you continue to be involved and live a purposeful life, have pride for all you have and will accomplish and continue to seek God's divine direction.

      Thank you, our heart go out to you at this time.

      Gary and Fatha

    88. D. Doan - Bucks Coun says:

      George Washington and his troops fought to lay the foundation of our Nation here in Washington Crossing, PA, and the work you have done has continued their legacy of Freedom in our great country. I know the last eight years were not easy.

      Thank you, President Bush, for serving this country with an earnest sense of patriotism and a sincere desire for our country to be an example of excellence for other countries to see. Thank you for being unafraid to publicly give thanks to our Creator. We will need His help now more than ever before.

      Thank you First Lady Bush for carrying out your duties with composure and class.

      You both have earned a well-deserved rest! Be well.

    89. DON & HELEN SMIT says:

      Thank You!!!!! You and the misses have been a breath of fress air. Remmember— mined your mother.

      DON & HELEN SMITH

      FRIDAY HARBOR, WA.

    90. Willi and Ursula Wil says:

      Dear President Bush and Mrs. Bush.

      Thank you both.

      To you, President George W. Bush, our heartfelt thank you is given to you for restoring honor and integrity to the Office of the President of the United States. You were handed a full plate of issues, and you handled each one with careful consideration and decisiveness. We feel you really cared about the consequences of your actions and our prayers have been with you.

      Time will show that you were the right man for the job. And one day we believe you will hear, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

      As for Mrs. Bush, your grace and caring nature have been appreciated by your fellow Americans. You too are thanked for your service and for your honorable demeanor and actions.

      Thank you again for your service, you have earned a peaceful retirement. Peace be with you.

      Best regards, Willi and Ursula Wills

    91. DON & HELEN SMIT says:

      Thank You!!!!! You and the misses have been a breath of fress air. Remmember— mind your mother!!

      DON & HELEN SMITH

      FRIDAY HARBOR, WA.

    92. The Sommers Family says:

      Mr President and First Lady,

      Thank you for keeping America's safety your first priority. Thank you for your tremendous sacrifice and risking all for us. Your words but mostly your actions always gave our family HOPE for America. Thank you for loving America. We love you and you will always be in our prayers. God Bless you and Mrs Bush.

    93. Judy Tracy-Spokane,W says:

      President George W. Bush,

      You are a hero. Thank you for your service and for keeping our country safe. God bless you and your family for the sacrifices you all have made.

    94. Bob & Peggy Vign says:

      Mr. President and Mrs. Bush,

      Gratitudes and adolations can not express the what Americans feel for the job you have done. Many critiques hide what is in their hearts and vocalize what might be popular at the moment. You have made this a better country and a better world for the unrelenting work, love and compassion you gave us all.

      God bless you!

    95. Scott Taylor, Kenset says:

      Thank you for your service, Mr. President. It's a shame that so many Americans don't see you for the man and the President you were, and are. The George W. Bush in many people's minds is a hideous caricature. You deserve better.

    96. Lynn Clark, Fort Mye says:

      Presdident Bush,

      I have appreciated having a man who knows and seeks voice of God when making choices that affect our country. I am grateful that we have been safe from terrorist attacks since 911 because youare a man of wisdom. I hope you can enjoy the knowledge that many of us have appreciated your service to our country and wish you well. God bless you George Bush!

    97. Stephen Butler, Kans says:

      President Bush,

      I am so thankful that you were my president over these past 8 years. I know that it has been difficult work that you have done. When times were hard, I know you kept your eye on the ball even though some thought you didn't. My cousin was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. I never was angry at you. I knew that he died for a cause that was greater than personal comfort. He was there as a medic and he died doing what he loved. I appreciate what we have done there and I hope that you know that people all across this nation appreciate what you have done. History has shown and will show that adoring crowds and huge staged shows are not what really count. You will be shown for being the great leader that you were. I count it an honor to have lived under your leadership.

      God bless you in your well-deserved "new" life.

    98. Geri Copper ---Ketch says:

      Jan.19th, 2009

      Dear Mr.President Bush , I am wanting to just thank you for your integrity and honesty and for the very difficult decessions you have had to make in the time you have held office in serving our country as President –what hugh and tremendous load . Thank you for clinging to what you beleive and I am very proud to have had you as my President. Thank your wife, Barbara for setting such good example for women world wide.

    99. Quintin DeGuzman &am says:

      Thank you Mr. President and Vice President Chenney, for your great and steadfast leadership in times of great challenges that our nation faced in the last 8 years. We learned so much from you to stand on strong moral principles in the midst of unpopular criticisms.

      We love you and we will miss you. Our family and many friends wish you and your families the best of evrything.

      May God bless you and yours.

    100. Robert Shamasko, Ill says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for your service to our nation. Your dedication to doing what you believed is right and not wavering for political gains. You have restored faith in America and integrity in it's word.

      God Bless You, our military and our nation

    101. The Schmidt Family - says:

      Thank you President Bush and Vice-President Cheney for your service the last eight years. We admired your courage to stand up for what was right. Your leadership in the aftermath of 9/11 renewed our faith in our country and for that, you will not be forgotten.

      God bless you and best wishes as you embark on the next chapter of your lives.

    102. James A. Skeldon, Wa says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I, too, am grateful to you for doing what you believed was right, even in the face of such adversity and excoriation from those who did not understand or accept the gravity of our situation. You did not waver, and kept us safe and free from more attacks on our homeland. You are a true patriot, and I believe unaltered history will agree.

    103. Chuck Weisberger says:

      Mr. President,

      I would like to thank you for great work and for keeping this country safe for so many years. You've walked a difficult path these last 8 years and can now hold your head high in knowing you performed with honor. My family wishes the best to you and Laura and your daughters. Enjoy your life and may God bless you.

    104. Peggy Phillips Misso says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      Thank you for your integrity as an individual and to the Office of the Presidency.

      You are the best.

    105. Lisa M., Florida says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for your service. While you were in office, I slept peacefully. My best to you and Mrs. Bush and all of your family.

      God Bless!

    106. Woodward Family says:

      Thank you ever so much President George Bush and our beautiful First Lady Laura, for your integrity, your honesty, your patriotism and your service to our great nation. Thank you for leading us through times of peril and for your belief in God, knowing he would guide us if we but always remembered him and followed his course and counsel.

      You were constantly in our prayers and will continue to be, as a gratitude for all you have done. Let the knowledge that you will always be remembered as our strong and courageous president who stood on his principles, always following his heart and conscience. Thank you for endearing us to you — for always being yourself amid criticism.

      Now go, enjoy your life ahead with your family and please, tell you dad that we pray for him too, as he jumps from planes!

    107. Bobby Gawlik Corpus says:

      Thanks W,

      I know it has been tough for you the last 8 years and I, for one, really appreciate all you have done. Thanks for keeping us safe and fighting terrorism over there instead of here. I would also like to thank you for commuting the sentences of Ramos and Copean, they really where only doing their job, protecting us, just like you and most of all for not letting the Liberal News Media bring you down. Also thank the First Lady for bringing some class to the White House.If you ever get down to Corpus Christi look us up.

      God Bless You

      Bobby and Natalia

    108. Dave Hiltbrand, Weat says:

      Thank-you President Bush and Vice President Cheney! You kept us safe for the last 7 years. America owes you her gratitude. And, in spite of the visiousness of the Democratic leadership, you exhibited the most gracious, classy leadership we'll probably ever be privileged to witness.

    109. Matt Minnich, Coving says:

      Mr President,

      I want to say thank you for your service to the Citizens of this country even if a large majority of them don't appreciatte it. I also want to apologize to you for the beating you have been given by the democratic party. As I will be vocal if I disagree with president Obama, I will never use the tones or the words that I heard over the last couple of years. No matter what political side of the aisle you sit on the President deserves a certain amount of respect. It angered me to no end to hear the things that so many of the democrats said about you. In truth as usual they are just playing politics at your expense. You have my utmost resepct and deserve it from everyone in this country. You are a good man and it was an honor to call you my president for ALL 8 years. Farewell and godspeed to you, I hope that you return the favor on the talk show circuit now that you are not in office.

    110. Duane Northrup Vanc says:

      Mr. President,

      The American people, who you dutifully protected during your administration, owe you our heartfelt thanks and continued prayers. History will show that you are an honest man who pushed partisian politics and constant rancor aside and did what was the best for the country. Few of our leaders have experienced the challenge you accepted and fewer still met it with your unflinching dedication. You will remain one of our most remarkable Presidents.

    111. Jeff Newton --- Kill says:

      President Bush and Laura,

      Thank you for bringing honor, integrity, conviction, and courage back to the White House. Thank you for your diligence in protecting me and my family, your tireless effort to make our country a better place, and your often lonely stand in doing what's right instead of what's popular. Thank you for working to give those who are the most innocent the right to be born. Thank you for strong leadership and heartfelt conviction. May God bless you and your family, and may America bless God!

    112. Jim New Baltimore M says:

      thank you

    113. Pastor Kevin says:

      Thank You Mr. President, for maintaining your dignity while the nation did not. Thank you for all you did and for all you tried to do. May God bless you and your family for all you have generously given to all the rest of us. Bless you and thank you.

    114. The Davies Family, W says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for being faithful and steadfast. We always knew where you stood. We will miss your leadership–in spite of a Legislative Branch that thwarted your every move–and in spite of an ignorant media which did their best to misrepresent you to the world while they, Senators and many Americans chose to ignore their American Government education as to your role and powers within our government.

      You will be remembered as a strong President, who led in the face of a tragic event, who stood firm while others were tossed about on the waves of public opinion for politics' sake.

      Your sacrifices are very much appreciated and we continue in our prayers for you and your family, that you continue to seek God in all you set your hand to do now that this chapter of your life has closed. May God bless you, Mrs. Bush, and your family.

      Thank you, from one grateful family.

      The Davies'

    115. Elizabeth Swan, Wash says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for upholding and standing firm to your God-given convictions and values. We have been so blessed to have you as our President during these challenging years and will sorely miss you and Laura. We will continue to keep you in our love and prayers. May God richly bless, reward and vindicate you,Laura and your family.

    116. Angel L. Concepci&oa says:

      Mr. President,

      My family and I would like to thank you for your service to our nation. As a son and nephew of servicemen, I want to say that it has been a great honor having you as our Commander In Chief for the past eight years. I wish you and your family the best. I hope that, one of these days, I would have the opportunity to thank you in person.

      God bless you.

    117. Jesse Bryant, Virgin says:

      Be not disheartened by the naysayer’s, for what you accomplished in the face of such adversity is beyond their comprehension. I am truly proud to have served under your watch in the Navy and I am proud to have voted for you twice. Give the people money, freedom and safety and they will hate you for it, but their descendants will bless you because they will not be as blinded by the media. The future of our great nation is far more important than the popularity poles or fan fare and you will be revered for it. A job well done! Thank you George Bush for keeping us safe!

    118. Leo Vadala says:

      Thank you, Mr. President, for never wavering in your convictions, even when public opinion turned against you. In due time, history will look kindly on how you led us well through challenging times.

      God bless you and your family.

      http://mdcrustacean.blogspot.com/2009/01/bush-leg

    119. Penny and Dan Phares says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush:

      We will always be grateful for your service to our country and the way you conducted yourselves while in office. Both of you were, and are, a breath of fresh air and dignity. We wish you a healthy,and happy life wherever you are, and we hope that you will continue to speak out on issues that are important to the safety and well being of country. Again, thank you and God bless you, The Cheneys and all who are dear to you.

    120. Dean Andreessen Merc says:

      Thank you Mr. President for giving 8 years of your life to keep us free and safe. Thank you for your strong, principled leadership. Thank you for putting the needs of our country above your own. Thank you for being humble and gracious. Blessings to you and your family.

    121. mary in baton rouge, says:

      Someone needs to thank President Bush for all he did for the state of Louisiana during and after hurricane Katrina. Instead of being ridiculed, he needs to be decorated. I know I was there and remember it as if it was yesterday. Has anyone thought to mention, he made 14 trips to New Orleans since Katrina…this is unheard of for a President. Just goes to show you the character of this individual. There is a place in heaven for him.

      History will write the legacy of this great President. I only hope he and his family will be around to see it…God only knows they deserve it!! Thank You and God Bless President Bush, Laura and his family.

    122. Eileen says:

      Thank you Mr Bush. I'm grateful for your service to keep us safe, although you were fought at every turn by the liberals in Congress. Your opinion mattered to most Americans and sanity prevailed. You can return to Texas knowing that you kept us safe. Maybe, just maybe your attention to Americans safety prevented you from seeing the economy fall. But, I still believe the Democrats tanked it on purpose to win the Presidency. We will see how they are able to recover it now that Americans are weary to placing their retirement income back into the stock market. Time will tell.

      Open invitation to a great conservative website where honest debates on the issues is always welcomed. Stop by for a visit and sit a spell. It is my favorite conservative site and we are generally civil and respectfully to one another opinions and enjoy civil debates on all the current issues. The web address is http://noleftturnz.wordpress.com/

    123. The Graffs, Californ says:

      Thank you Mr. President,

      Your integrity has been a great blessing to our country. You have kept us safe and you relied upon the Almighty for guidance. We are grateful for your faith and we offered many prayers in your behalf. Thank you for your service and your example. We are proud to have had you as our president.

    124. Brian, Pam, and Rayn says:

      Mr. President,

      My family and I have spent the last few days watching as you and your family prepare to leave office and return to a some what normal life. While we hope that a new beginning brings you and Laura great happiness, we are saddened greatly by your departure. You and Laura are all of what our society and children should be proud of and this country owes you a debt of gratitude. Thank you for keeping my family safe and showing my 13 year old son the dignity and class of the President of the United States of America. In our house you will be forever respected and admirred.

      God Bless you and your family

    125. Merri Hauter--Normal says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for serving our nation and keeping us safe the last 8 years. Thank you for bringing integrity back to the Oval Office. Your service and commitment to our country was taken for granted by many, misunderstood by more, and even disrespected by those who do not understand the gravity of times that we are in. The War on Terrorism was something new and unfathomable until September 11, 2001. I trust that you followed your heart and faith in God to lead our country through to safety. Your legacy is recognized even now by those that admire and trust you and will be by many in the years to come. Here's wishing you and Laura the best of life in years to come and rest in the idea that your service to our country is cherished by many Americans.

    126. Holt Family, Sugar L says:

      Dear Mr. President and Mrs Bush,

      You both have made Texans proud, and my family loves all of you and we appreciate all that you and your family have done for America.

      You have given Americans safety, security, and reasons to be glad to be an American.

      Enjoy your "freedom" and Welcome Home to Texas!

    127. The Doils--Virginia says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you so much for your dedicated service to our country the last eight years. It makes us proud to know that we supported a president who remained steadfast in his faith and principles, and always took the "high road," even with your toughest adversaries.

      To First Lady Bush, your grace and dignity will be a shining example to all future First Ladies.

      God Bless you both.

    128. The Noble Family, Li says:

      Mr. President and First Lady

      We wish you all the best in your retirement and THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice to the United States. You have always handled everything with class and we have been proud to call you our PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY! Welcome home from your fellow Texans.

      God Bless you and our nation!

    129. Andrew Raboin, Linds says:

      Thank you Mr. President for the job you did for our country. We may not always have agreed with how you handled things but in the end you made choices on what you felt was best for the country by holding to your principles, ethics and moral beleifs. That was the job you were elected to do and you did that to the best of your ability. As Americans we cant ask for much more out of a president than that. Thank you for keeping us safe and may god bless you in the next chapter of your life as well as our nation.

    130. Jill Johnson, Texas says:

      Mr. President-

      Thank you so much for enduring what you did to keep our country safe. You are a true American hero. History will be much kinder to you than your contemporaries have been. I hope you know there were and still are people out here praying for you and your family. You kept us safe during a very dangerous time. We owe a debt of gratitude we can never repay. Thank you for doing what was right in the face of so much opposition. Thank you for seeking God and for knowing we are a nation founded on Christian values.

    131. Donna Shaw, Williams says:

      Mr. President,

      May God bless you and Laura. Your courage and compassion has been an inspiration to me. You will surely be missed.

    132. Jan Walker, Florida says:

      Thank you, President George W. Bush, for restoring honor and integrity to the Office of the President of the United States. You were handed a full plate of issues, and you handled each one with careful consideration and decisiveness. I feel that you really cared about the consequences of your actions and I hope you realize that the prayers of America have been with you.

      Time will show that you were the right man for the job. And one day I believe you will hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

      As for Mrs. Bush, your grace and caring nature have been appreciated by your fellow Americans. You too are thanked for your service and for your honorable demeanor and actions.

      Thank you for your service. You have earned a peaceful retirement. May peace be with you, and we pray that our great country will enjoy that same peace. God bless you both.

    133. Woodward Family, Nor says:

      Thank you ever so much President George Bush and our beautiful First Lady Laura, for your integrity, your honesty, your patriotism and your service to our great nation. Thank you for leading us through times of peril and for your belief in God, knowing he would guide us if we but always remembered him and followed his course and counsel.

      You were constantly in our prayers and will continue to be, as a gratitude for all you have done. Know that you will always be remembered as our strong and courageous president who stood on his principles, always following his heart and conscience. Thank you for endearing us to you — for always being yourself amid criticism.

      Now go, enjoy your life ahead with your family and please, tell you dad that we pray for him too, as he jumps from planes!

      Rex and Rebecca Woodward

    134. Ruth Schadt New york says:

      Thank You and God Bless You and your family

    135. Walter Bauer, San An says:

      President Bush – Thank you for staying the course, for keeping your faith in Christ Jesus, and for protecting us from terrorists for these past eight years. May the Lord Bless you and your family!

      In Christ!

    136. Diana Rodriguez-Md says:

      I want to Thank You President Bush. You made our family feel safe. I am proud that you were our Commander in Chief during some tough times. You stuck to your guns and did not care about your popularity. Good for you! God bless you always and keep you safe. The best of luck. Take it easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    137. Saul Family, Largo F says:

      President Bush and First Lady Laura,

      Thank you so much for your service to our nation. We all will dully miss you both and only pray that the new President can keep us safe and maintain steadfast in his convictions as you did for 8 years. Thank you and God Bless the both of you.

    138. The Eddy Famly, Tamp says:

      Thank you President and Mrs Bush. Please know that we really appreciate all that you did for our country. You have been a wonderful example of sacrifice and love of country. Thanks for keeping us safe and for fighting for life of the innocent and unborn. Now you can have some fun and enjoy yourselves. God Bless you!!

    139. Janet Nash, Temple C says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for everyday you were my families President. Thank you for giving us peace of mind,and showing my son, being a man takes real courage. My children are proud of you. We hurt everytime, someone disrespected you. All our love and God bless you.

    140. Jeff & Carmen Bl says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your years of service. We appreciate that you took a strong stand for your military, military family, and our country. We pray God will continue to bless and keep you and your family. Thanks for our national security.

      Blessing on your future.

      Love,

      The Blacks – Retired Twenty-year veteran family

    141. Louise Bailey says:

      President Bush and Vice-President Cheney,

      Thank you for keeping our country safe. Thank you for being honorable men doing what you beleived to be right. History will prove you were a Right and Just Man. You will be missed

    142. Sharon Dudding, Athe says:

      Thank you Mr. President and Vice President Chenney, your service to our country is appreciated more than you can ever know. You did the hard job, making the hard decisions without care to what it would do to your popularity. You served with integrity, and love for our county. May God bless you and your wives and families. You two are truly honorable men.

    143. Danisi, Mr. Mrs. Ni says:

      January 20, 2009

      Thank you President Bush for your service, dedication and integrity…… God Bless you and yours.

    144. Amy Madison, Wi says:

      I thank you President Bush, for you dedication to promoting freedom all over this world. People of every nation, deserve to have the rights of FREEDOM!

      I also thank you for your dedication to helping Africa.

      History will show that your actions were both noble and necessary for promoting peace both here and abroad.

    145. John and Elke Foss, says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for eight years of strength and leadership to our Country. Thank you for keeping our country safe, while suffering the unrelenting bad press that apparently goes with the job of President from those that just don't get it. You stayed the course because of the great principles and values you hold and for that we are in your debt.

      May God Bless You, Mrs. Bush and your entire family.

      John and Elke Foss, Somis, CA.

    146. Devin Stevens, Michi says:

      Former President Bush,

      Thank you so much for all you have done for this country. I appreciate the fact that you stood strong, acted by your convictions and kept us safe after the disgrace of September 11, 2001. I welcome the Obama's, but will miss seeing you in the White House.

      Devin

    147. Eric Puryear Monmou says:

      President Bush my family and I would like to say thank you for all you have done. Some don't realize that the decisions you made while in office took a lot of courage and prayer. We just wanted you to know you do have supporters out here still, and we will miss your leadership. God bless you, Laura and the girls. I can only hope to raise my children to understand history and your true place in it. Thank you again.

    148. David, Tampa says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for eight years of putting the security of our country and the safety of my family ahead of political concerns and any desire for personal popularity. I can still remember the Baker Commission giving its defeatist recommendations and the disdain of mainstream commentators when you had the wisdom to understand the folly of their conclusions and the courage to seize the victory that so few could see.

      May the Lord bless you and watch over your family, may He return those years of service a hundredfold in blessings to your wife, children and grandchildren.

      David, Tampa

    149. patti and tommy engl says:

      Dear Mr. President and First Lady Mrs. Bush, God bless you on your future journey. Thank you both for restoring the integrity of the office and the grace and humility you showed during your service to your country. Mr. Obama "talks" better but we shall see if he "walks" better.

      We shall give him the benefit of the doubt and give him the opportunity to earn our respect, as you did.

      Godspeed

      Tommy and Patti English

      Oklahoma City, OK

    150. William Rogers, Lewi says:

      Dear. Mr. President,

      It was my honor to have served you on your local security contingent when you were my governor. I was likewise honored to serve you as a member of your Texas Narcotics Control Program Narcotics Task Force, working to eradicate the flow of illegal drugs in Texas. Mostly, I was proud to go to Baghdad, Iraq as a Department of Justice contractor on the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team as an adviser to and trainer of the Iraqi Police Service. I saw first hand the progress your policies and decisions have brought to the people of Iraq, and I slept soundly knowing you were at the helm of my beloved country while I was gone. I wish for you and Mrs. Bush the best that the future holds. May you have years of peace and happiness! (Oh, and welcome home. Y'all come on up to Lewisville and see us sometime!)

    151. Patricia Cobb, North says:

      Mr. President,

      I would just like to thank you and Mrs. Bush for your dedication, integrity, service, and gift to the American people. I want you to know that I truly felt safe with you as our Commander-in-Chief. I cannot begin to know the sacrifices that you have made in the last eight years, but I am still grateful and in debt to you and your family for all of it. My family wishes you and your family only the best in the days to come, and I will apologize for any ignorant people that fail to realize the incredible job you have done. I have heard you say that history will see you differently…I don't have to wait for history to write about you. No other President has EVER endured the catastrophies that you have had to endure. The Micheal Moores and the self-absorbed Hollywood crowd should be blogging this website thanking you for their lifestyles or MOVE. I doubt ANY of them could even wrap their small minds around what you have done for this nation. I can't believe the emphasis placed on their opinions. YOU ARE MY HERO.

      What a gracious couple. I am inspired by you both.

      Thank you again for EVERYTHING!!!! God bless you!

    152. Sherry Firkins, Avon says:

      Thank You for keeping us safe I could not imagine the decisions you have had to make while you have been in office the past 8 years, and standing strong on those decisions you made. I have always felt safe during your term. Thank you for showing yor faith so strongly, we in america and the world need that, I pray for you and your family.

    153. Mr. and Mrs. Bitner says:

      We are so grateful President Bush and Vice President Chenney for all your dedication, patriotism, for never wavering or "standing down" though you knew the consequences, for believing in us when we forgot to believe in ourselves.

      President Bush YOU are truly a NOBLE MAN. Please know that you are loved and honored by many throughout the world!

      Mr.Jerry and Florence Bitner

    154. Judy Wright, Ogden, says:

      Thank you for your love of and service to this great nation. I appreciate your integrity and courage as you fought so many who waged war against you personally. I appreciate the unwavering example you set as you stood fast on your principles of right and the good of all Americans. I know History will prove you were an outstanding President. I also love and appreciate your wife and your parents for their courage and service and for standing as an example of good, honest, caring Americans. We prayed daily for you and your family and all who served with you and we will continue to pray for you and hope you continue to serve and teach all of us by your example. God Bless you.

    155. yoli,california says:

      I want to thank you and Laura for your eight years you have given to us. No one really knows what it was like being in your shoes. You had a job to do ,and you did it well.I and my family will forever thank you for all you have done and for keeping us safe. And for standing on your faith in God.I will always be proud that I called you President.God has a place for you both in his kingdom.I will continue to pray for you and your family. Now it is time for you to rest and injoy the rest of your days with your great family.We love you. God Bless and watch over you always.

      Yolanda

    156. rhanda keyes, norcro says:

      Dear President Bush and family; I appreicate and thank you for your service to us. The courage you've shown is amazing. I will miss you and your humility.

      I am sorry for the way people treated you today. I can't believe true Americans could act so shameful. I think they were just copying the disrespectful press.

      I will miss you and the wonderful Laura.

      Thank you and God Bless you.

    157. Camille Brantley, Co says:

      Thank you, Mr. Bush for the eight years you gave to our country. Thank you for putting aside your own desires and your own popularity to protect and serve us. Thank you for standing firm in your morals and your beliefs. Thank you for being a humanitarian to our world-wide neighbors without all the media attention others might have wanted. Thank you for supporting and visiting our military men and women when no one was watching you. Thank you for continuing on in the face of harsh media attention. I am grateful for your leadership, your service and your heart that you've shared with our country. You will be missed! God Bless you and your family.

    158. monique ,ct says:

      mr. president,

      Thank you President Bush for your leadership over the last 8 years. You were there for our country on 9/11 and everything else. And your faith is what kept you strong and I admire you for your strength .May God continue to guide you.God bless you and your family!

    159. Teri Rosen says:

      Thankyou for being a man of honor,dignity and principle. I appreciate the fact that you kept our country safe, were honest and true and

      valued the office of president. You have the courage of your convictions and made our country proud. The media never gave you a chance. ie I actually called David Letterman and told him what he did was despictable , (insulting you every night) . This was something you could not control. My prayers and good wishes to you,Mrs.Bush & your family.

    160. Doug Evenson, wis r says:

      Thank you Mr President! For your eight years of great service,and keeping our country safe and strong, and thank you Mrs Bush also for your wonderful service and being the frist lady. May god bless you both and keep you in his loving tender care always. And god bless the bush family.

    161. Branden Petersen, Mi says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for your years of service to our nation. Although I appreciate your ability to keep the nation safe from harm, especially after 9/11, you have been disappointing on fiscal policy. You abandoned fiscal conservatism and own much responsibility for the current deficit. I hope you acknowledge this in the future and begin to support sound fiscal policy for this country.

      That being said, I haven't walked in your shoes and I may have done some things differently, but your ability to do what you think is right is commendable. As a Christian I wish you and your family the best in life. God bless you and your family.

    162. Timothy Masters, Ohi says:

      Thanks for 9/11 you murderous pig.

    163. Pamela Belongia, Wis says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you very much for your hard work, your dignity in bring back respect to the Office of the President, protecting our nation and your morality in making hard tough decisions. I would like you to know that we really appreciate you and your work as President. I have supported you for 8 years with my vote and I would gladly vote you in for another 4 yrs if that were possible. Thank you very much for making this nation safe for 8yrs after 911. I have felt safe with you in charge. Please know that you are the best President we have had and history shall acknowledge it. God bless you with good health, happiness and success in your future plans. God bless your wonderful wife and Laura Bush, who has been an excellent First Lady. We could have had no one better. God bless all of your family and please remember your supporters will always think of you and pray for you. God bless you. You have been our blessing from God. God bless the USA.

    164. Michael Kenderes S says:

      President Bush,

      I have lived through 12 Presidents and served under seven (Ike – Reagan). You sir, are top drawer. In a few words: integrity, honor and unselfishness but in a single word: class! Thank you for your service. May you and Laura enjoy the rest of your days to the fullest extent! God bless the USA!

    165. Thankful Parent, Sea says:

      Mr. President,

      We will never forget how you kept this country safe after 9/11. We will also never forget the policy initiatives to strengthen the financial indepence of our families. These included the increased IRA Limits, Child Tax Credits, reduced Capital Gains Taxes and reduced Income Tax Rates. Because of these initiatives, we were able to build a better financial future for our family.

      God Bless

    166. De Brandes and Famil says:

      Dear President Bush and Mrs Bush,

      As I watched Mrs Bush and you say your goodbyes to our great nation today, tears came to my eyes because I wanted to thank you. I wanted you to know that many people do appreciate you and what you have done for this country. I remember the way I felt after 9/11(so scared) and how you made me feel safe and made me proud to be an American. I want to thank you for always showing the world so much grace and turning the other check as Christ had done. Thank you for leading this country with such high morales and integrety.

      May God Bless You and your family

    167. Alex Garcia Californ says:

      Dear Mr. President I just want to thank you for standing firm and keeping our country safe for all these years. History will prove that you were a great president and I am proud to have voted for you. Thank you for all your years of service. May God Bless You and Your Family.

    168. Cheryl Brown, ST GEO says:

      Thank you President Bush for truly being the BEST President of my lifetime!!! including Reagan who I worked for as a teen. I believe you had the toughest decisions of any, other than Lincoln. Thank you for not letting a "popularity contest" interfere with protecting the people.

      If only I could say the same of Clinton for "forgetting Rwanda." ("Rwanda: Never Forget" Important Documentary to SEARCH) GOD BLESS YOU!!

    169. David Suchodolski, L says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      I think history will show you to be a man of uncompromised integrity, who in the face of much opposition held to his principles and beliefs. Thank you for your service to our nation.

    170. Larry Hall, Knoxvill says:

      Thank you President Bush for all you have done during your administration. My sons were at your command, we remained safe and America remained the best nation in the world under your watch. I wrote you at your first inauguration saying that it was like the sun coming out on a cloudy day. May you and your gracious lady enjoy your lives together in the sunshine that follows you. God knows you sacrificed much for us. History will catch up to your real accomplishments. WELL DONE, SIR.

    171. Ann Griffin, Tampa, says:

      Thank you President Bush. You did a great job of keeping us safe and upholding the guiding principals of our forefathers, and protecting as best you could the interests (life) of the unborn.

      God bless you and all your family.

      Ann Griffin

    172. Teresa Jones Dalton, says:

      THANK YOU, President Bush, for all of your hard work and dedication to our nation! I truly appreciate the way you stuck to your principals and kept God in your decisions and kept us safe on your watch. I am VERY proud of you & Laura and she has always shown total class and dignity throughout her years as First Lady……by far, the best we have EVER had!

    173. Lydda Gabriel, Okina says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      I do not know how to start this message for you because I am filled with sadness and worry in my mind and heart. I am a wife of a military personel, to which on his behalf, i can say that He is very proud to have served under your command. I don't think there will be anybody in this world, that can truely say, understand, or even criticize all the decisions that you have made because we, as the people and citizen of the United States will never really get the chance to be able to exchange shoes with you. Right now, I am thinking that, I wish, that could have been possible. If this was the only way for people, including the media, to understand why you made those tough choices and decisions, then so be it. For someone that holds a title as important as yours, I understand that it is very easy for people and the media to judge you and the decisions you made. We easily throw at you negative comments and assessments on how well or poorly you did during your term because we were not and never will be given the chance to stand in your shoe. We will never know what ran through your mind during those times that our country was at war. We will never know all the informations and facts that you knew which led you to make those decisions, may it be a wise one or mistake to others. We will also never know or feel all those sleepless nights when you along with your staff, were thinking of all the possible ways you can all keep this country and its people, may they be greatful or ungreatful, safe from harm while the rest of the country were all sleeping peacefully in their beds during those long and tragic nights. But with a joyful and proud heart for all your services to us, the people, I say to you Mr. President that I lift my head up everyday and will always be proud to say that you are yet the BEST LEADER this nation could ever ask for. Helping those who has been screaming for help for years were finally heard under your administration. All those nations who were under the evil doings of their own leaders are now free and are able to have the freedom that people here in America have either taken for granted or have abused that right by mocking and saying disrespecful thoughts to the MAN whom they once have believed in and lost faith to. But I say to you Mr. President, YOU HAVE NOT FAILED. WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE ONCE WHO FAILED YOU. BECAUSE INSTEAD OF REACHING OUT OUR HANDS TO HELP WITH ALL THE CRISIS THAT HAS COME BEFORE US, WE CHOSE TO HIDE BEHIND OUR TV SETS AND ALLOWED THE MEDIA TO DESTROY THE VERY FIGURE THAT YOU HAVE STOOD FOR AND WE THE PEOPLE HAVE BELIEVED IN DURING THE MOMENTS OF DECISION MAKING. STORMS OF TRIALS, ONE AFTER THE OTHER, STARTED HITTING THIS COUNTRY OF OURS, AND WE LOST SIGHT OF WHAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT: HOLDING HANDS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO REMAIN STRONG; REMAINING STRONG FOR THE WEAK; AND MOST OF ALL, BELIEVING THAT YOU MR. PRESIDENT WILLL LEAD US THROUGH THESE STORMS THAT DARE TO TEAR US APART AND BREAK THIS STRONG NATION. AND THIS IS WHY I SAY THAT WE HAVE FAILED YOU, BECAUSE WE BECAME WEAK, SEEING ONLY YOUR IMPERFECTIONS AND WRONG DOINGS AND DECISIONS, INSTEAD OF LENDING YOU A HELPING HAND, INSTEAD OF LENDING YOU OUR VOICES. I wish it would have all been different. But even through all this, you alone, who stands as a FATHER TO THIS COUNTRY, were standing STRONG. So thank you for all that you did. All the sacrifices and protection that you have provided for us,the people of the United States and for standing by all your decisions despite all the criticisim that many people had to say about you and your administration. Know that there are still people like us who believed in all that you have done for this great country even if there are those who somehow were blinded, scared and weakened by all the trials that has and continually grow in our striving, fighting country. But you never gave up. You stood up for what you believed was right. You set aside negative criticisim for the better of the people. YOU DID NOT LET US DOWN. Again, THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US SAFE. THANK YOU BECAUSE IN EXCHANGE FOR ALL THE TROUBLE THAT IT HAS CAUSED YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, FOR ALL THE HURT FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN SAID TO YOU WHICH I BET HAS HURT YOUR FAMILY, YOU GAVE ME AND TO THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO BELIEVED IN YOU THE FEELING OF SECURITY, THAT MY HUSBAND, MY 3 SMALL KIDS, AND OUR WHOLE FAMILY MAY SLEEP SOUNDLY AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT THERE IS NO NOTHING AND NO ONE THAT CAN HARM US OR THE MANY OTHER FAMILIES OUT THERE MAY THEY BE IN YOUR SIDE OR NOT, BECAUSE YOU AND YOUR PEOPLE ARE OUT THERE WATCHING AND PROTECTING US FROM HARM. AND ON A PERSONAL NOTE, EVEN IF YOU ARE NO LONGER MY PRESIDENT, I WOULD PERSONALLY LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE ASSURANCE IN MY MIND AND ESPECIALLY IN MY HEART, THAT MY 3 SMALL KIDS WILL BE ABLE TO LIVE PEACEFULLY IN THEIR COMING YEARS. THANK YOU, TO YOU AND TO ALL YOUR TROOPS OUT THERE FOR FIGHTING FOR MY CHILDREN'S FREEDOM! TO A MOTHER, THAT IS THE GREATEST GIFT I COULD EVER ASK FOR. I just hope that the new President may be as strong as you are for him to able to maintain and keep this freedom and safety that we have that you and everybody have worked so hard for. God Bless to you and to your family…

    174. Irene Benz, Wisconsi says:

      Thank you for your years of service & for keeping America safe during very troubled times! We appreciated your honesty, integrity,and traditional values. All the best to you and your family in the future!

      The Benz Family

    175. Patricia Winchester, says:

      Saying thank you just doesn't seem enough to someone who time after time, day in and day out, year after year, shouldered all the responsibilities & crises of this great nation. As a man of God, you took the right path, you supported this country and our constitution, you did not turn your back on Israel, you helped those countries in need – even when the majority of the U.S. was against it (Iraq). You held to your oath to protect all Americans – I believe history will show that you were unfairly blamed for many of the problems in America – but you truly were an honorable, caring and faithful President. It was a privilege praying for you every day – may God continue to bless you and your family for the rest of your days! May His truth always be found in you! WE LOVE YOU PRESIDENT BUSH and will miss you!

    176. John and Diana, Loui says:

      Pres. and Mrs. Bush,

      I will miss your presence in our lives. Your convictions, your grace and class brought back to the White House the honor that had been tarnished. Thank you for protecting our nation; thank you for your strength and thank you for being witty in the face of undue and at times near crazed criticisms. Our son serves in the USAF in Germany and I am glad that he enlisted while you were the commander-in-chief.

      I pray that both you and Mrs Bush find many happy days ahead. Go With God. You will be sorely missed.

    177. Bethany Murphy, Wash says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for making hard choices, and for doing your best to keep our nation safe. At 16 years old on 9/12/02 I felt safe having you at the helm. I never thought it possible that we would have gone this many years without another incident, and it is in large part due to your leadership.

      Thank you and enjoy Texas,

      Bethany Murphy

    178. Lisa, Chicago Illino says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I found that it is difficult to be a Conservative Republican in this day and age. We are trying to raise our children as Republicans, but they are hit from all sides, school, friends, television, etc… on how wonderful the Democrats are, blah, blah, blah.. I want my children to know that I am proud to be a Republican and they should be too. Our Christian morals favor the Republicans. My children will know what a wonderful man you are and how you held our country together in our worst moments, and kept our country free from more attacks. My husband and I wish you could be The President for many more years, but we wanted you to know that you will always be honored and praised in our home. I pray that many will see the historical movements you have made to make us a better country.

      I will miss you in the White House and hope that you enjoy your "retirement" and your family. You will always be remembered as the one who stood his ground and didn't give in. Thank you, whole heartedly. You have certainly been a huge part of our family. God Bless you and your family and America.

    179. Sharon, Georgia says:

      Thank you for keeping us safe. You and Mrs. Bush represented our country with dignity and class. God bless you both.

    180. Jeri Benson, Dallas says:

      As a resident of Preston Hollow in Dallas, I want to welcome you and Laura back to the neighborhood. Thank you for your service during very difficult times. God bless you, your family, and this nation.

    181. Liz King, Hollywood says:

      We thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts, that you did the right thing it was not the popular choice but you did it and we love you always for keeping us safe.

      You always were full of class as well as your family representing us well.

    182. David Baker, Hebron, says:

      Thank you President Bush, for your loyal service to our country.

    183. Renee Finley, Chevy says:

      Thank you President Bush. You kept our country safe for seven years and never deceived the American people, ever. You have an honored place in our hearts.

    184. Alli Liby, Philadelp says:

      President Bush,

      I am so grateful to have a national leader like you to look up to on a personal and professional level. I admire your commitment to your ethics and your ability to always make the hard choices. I have a very difficult job right now,I teach high school in urban West Philadelphia and I am grateful for the standardization and changes you made with NCLB. My school is still a Title I, but without your high standards with that policy, we would be digressing even further. I will always look up to you as an individual and a leader, and I wish you and your family the best as you start this next chapter of your life.

    185. Jenn Beauford, Texas says:

      Thank you for your tireless and faithful service to our great country. You took on a thankless job and bore the burdens of our nation, willingly took on the criticism of an uninformed public (and media) and held strong in your convinctions. I didn't always agree with everything you did, but never once did I doubt that you have always had the best interests of our country at the forefront of any choices you have had to make. As a military wife, I am proud to have had you as my president, and I wish you all the happiness and joy in the world for both you and your beautiful wife, and your girls. I think you are a testament to true faith and devotion to God, family, and country. Job well done.

      I hope to see you sometime once you are settled into your new home here in Dallas. Nothing would make me happier than to give you a big hug and tell you how much I appreciate the sacrifices you have made on behalf of us, the American people.

      God Bless you and your family.

    186. Carol Osborne, Sumte says:

      Thank you President Bush for keeping America safe. May God bless you and your family.

    187. Murphy Family says:

      God is to be praised for giving us your steady hand at the tiller of our Nation.

      Our family will continue to pray for your family, and we wish you the best in what ever you do.

      We thank you for leading our Nation, and for your great service and sacrifice.

      We salute you!

      Russ Murphy

    188. Ken & Kathy Jurn says:

      Our heartfelt thanks go out to you, President Bush. Because of you, we have felt safe these last eight years. Even in the face of adversity, you always remained steadfast in your belief in God and His guiding principles. We are proud to be called Americans because of you. May you and Laura find joy and peace in the next phase of your lives. We hated to see you go. God bless.

    189. Becky Agostin, Louis says:

      How very proudly you have served this great country. America will be forever in your debt. You fulfilled your promise to protect and defend these United States and I remain forever your supporter. Thank you for these past eight years. You and Laura have represented the office of the Presidency with dignity and honnor. Well done. God bless you richly now and always.

    190. Dottie, PA says:

      Mr. President: Thank you for serving our country the past 8 years. I was saddened to see you and Mrs. Bush leave the White House. I pray that your "retirement" will be a time to relax and to do some things you love to do. I know you will continue to pray for our country. I and my family will pray for you and Mrs. Bush for a long and fruitful "retirement". Thank you Mr. President.

    191. Barbara Graziani, Ca says:

      Thank you President Bush for your service to our country, for keeping your head high and your integrity intact amidst the despicable attacks against you, and for keeping our country safe in a time of war. God bless you and your family.

    192. Randy Boone says:

      I am greatful for your steadfastness and resolve. Thank you for your service to our country. God bless you and your family.

    193. Kris, Whitehouse Sta says:

      Thank you and God bless you President Bush. You have kept my family safe for the past 8 years. You showed us the courage it takes to stand up for the right thing to do in spite of the media harassment you withstood on an ongoing basis. We truly appreciate your committment to our country, our armed forces and to the American people.

    194. Harold Bischoff, Eat says:

      Thank you for maintaining the safety of the US since 911, for protecting the life of the unborn and defending the family. May Gob Bless you and your family.

    195. Ricky Powell Nashvi says:

      Thank you Mr. President for all of your hard work the last 8 yrs. I know the press hasnt always printed the right picture of you but with 911 and all the rest that has happened to the USA you have been strong. This couldn't have happen if you faith in God wasn't as strong as it is.I pray safety for your family and for you for the years to come.

    196. Neil, Phoenix, AZ says:

      Thank you for putting the country's interests ahead of the opinion polls. You were the right President at the right time.

    197. Chuck Benesch, Sherm says:

      President Bush, you kept your promise and prevented an attack on out great Nation. Thank you. I am sure history will show that not only did you keep our enemies away from our shores but you also had to fight our enemies at home……..Congress.

      "It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress"

      Pudd'nhead Wilson

      Thank you

    198. Jason Petrie, Oxford says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for your eight years of service to our great country. You have led the example to all Americans to do what is right even if it is not popular. This can be the hardest choice as it can and has made many enemies. As hard choices come up in my life I can look to your example as a man who did what was right in his eyes and conscience. That is what truly matters. I also want to thank you for the tax cuts and work that you tried to do to avert this tough economic time. As you transition back to normal life, you and your family will be in our prayers.

      God Bless,

      Jason, Karen, and Tess Petrie

    199. Frances Arias, Frede says:

      Thank you President Bush for everything you did! You stayed the course and kept my friends and family safe here at home and abroad. I am happy that you have moved back home to Texas! Maybe I'll get the chance to run into you when I go home to Texas! God bless you and Mrs. Bush.

    200. Darryl Tawney, Spart says:

      Mr President,

      Thank you for your service to our Country. I trust these notes and the many prayers offered for you and your family will encourage and strengthen you as you head into this next phase of your life. I was struck by your comments in your farewell speech last week. About how you could not leave 9/11 behind (paraphrased). I was very proud of you and that comment. It brings great insight to the path your Presidency took. Even your sharpest critics should take note of that as history evaluates the past 2 terms. Your legacy will always be that of the President who first stood up to terrorism and the President who lived up to his vow to protect the US of America and it's people from attack. Thank you for living up to that vow. After listening to much of what President Obama has said during the campaign and during the transition, you will be missed. I pray our Senators and Congressmen will have the wisdom and courage to check him when he makes bad choices for our Country.

      But like many others I pray that You, Laura and your family will enjoy your retirement in your wonderful home State of Texas (I'm a big Cowboys fan). God Bless.

    201. Christina Berry, Che says:

      Dear President Bush. I would just like to thank you for your 8 years of strong and fearless leadership. The liberal press has been relentless in their attacks on you but you have been a gracious and served with integrity. While I now fear for our future safety, you made tremendous strides to the betterment our our country. I would also like to thank you for your being a God fearing man who believes that this country is "One Nation under God." A leader without a firm belief in God is a weak leader. I thank you for your leadership and service. God bless you and your family Mr. President. You will be missed.

    202. Sandra March, San An says:

      Thank you, President and Laura Bush for leading our country in grace and with loving hearts. 9/11 was such a tragedy for our country, and I never forgot about it either. I volunteered to work in the Green Zone as an auditor because at my age, that is all I could do to serve my country. My colleagues and friends went to Iraq to support you, Mr. President, and our men and women in the Military. I have worked for the Army many years, and your "Good to be home" speech in Midland yesterday resinated with me because I worked in Germany for eight years and the best part was coming home to Texas. We Texans welcome you both back home and wish you a happy lives in Dallas and Crawford.

    203. Margery Agrafiotis, says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush, thank you for serving these last eight years. Thank you for keeping us safe, for protecting the unborn, for defending what it means to be a family, for your perserverance, for your humor, and for your love for the country! May God continue to bless you both. My husband and I will continue to pray for you as we have for the past eight years. Go with God!

    204. Linda Fisher, South says:

      Thank you for standing true to your faith and your God during these last 8 years. I know you tried to do a lot that the congress would not let you do, but you also used your veto power to keep back all the distructive bills that congress did send to you. Thank you and God will reward you one of these days and I believe that day will come soon for His faithfull believers. May God Bless you and your lovely family and keep you safe from all evil.

    205. Tzvi Deutsch says:

      May G-d bless you President Bush. History will show that you made some difficult choices in the face of our generation's threat to freedom and the American way of life. History will judge you kindly (if it isn't hijacked by radicals). I feel safer today than I did after the attacks of September 11th. As a Jew with many relatives in the Holy Land, I am grateful that you did not see fit to tie Israel's hands politically so it was able to defend it's citizens as any country should. May G-d grant you longevity and more importantly, peace of mind.

    206. Jim & Sue Lampma says:

      THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH! WE APPRECIATE ALL THE SACRIFICES YOU MADE AND YOUR COMMITTMENT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS IN KEEPING OUR GREAT NATION SAFE DURING YOUR TERM IN OFFICE. YOU HELD TO PRINCIPLES GREATER THAN POPULARITY OR YOUR FUTURE "LEGACY". YOU WERE OPEN AND HONEST AND MADE TOUGH DECISIONS DURING A VERY DIFFICULT TIME IN OUR HISTORY. THANKS AGAIN FOR DEFENDING OUR NATION, OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS & THE RIGHTS OF THE UNBORN. MAY GOD GRANT YOU AN ENJOYABLE, RELAXING AND WELL-DESERVED RETIREMENT. SEMPER FI!

    207. W C Steinmann, Yoaku says:

      Thank you for your service to our country. Because of your resolve we have remained a safe place to raise our families and farm and ranch . My family and I wish you and your family the best in the future . God bless you and your family and our country. Thanks WC

    208. Larry Roberts, Miami says:

      Thank you, Mr. President, for making the hard choices that needed to be made. You did what was right because you were guided by your convictions and a strong moral compass. If ever we lived during a time when governing by poll numbers was the wrong way to go, this is it. My best to you and Mrs. Bush.

    209. Tod Durango, Co says:

      Thanks to GW and Laura for 8 wonderful years. It's funny how the economy went down in 2007 the same year the Democrats took over. George and Laura are a class act like none other. Thanks for keeping my family safe and having morals that this country needs. I can't wait to read your book explaining to the country the real truth. God bless you both, enjoy and thank you

    210. Jim Choogyoji, Newbe says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your years of service both as President and in the military. History will remember the courage and integrity you displayed as our leader. Thank you also for returning the dignity and high esteem to the office of President.

    211. Joe & Sherry Koe says:

      President Bush,

      We would like to thank you for keeping us safe during your presidency. I think you had some of the toughest situations and decisions to make than any other president.

      May God bless you and your family and keep you safe in the years to come.

    212. Dennis Bell Hickor says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your service as our 43rd President. Your willingness to stand firm in your convictions and not waver in the face of unprecedented media attacks was remarkable. I thank you for making our country's safety your number one priority and wish you Laura peace and happiness as you enter your retirement from public service. God bless you.

    213. Rob, Kyle, TX says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you very much for keeping my family and the rest of our country safe. My hope is that the work you did to take the fight to the terrorists on their own territory won't be undone in the next 4 years. Again, many thanks, and may God bless you and your family!

    214. Ryan and Anita Murdo says:

      Dear Mr. President, We thank you Sir for giving us a safer nation. You made the tough decisions which helped to guide our country through rough terrain.Your name will be known as a protector and know for good in the crowded canvas which will be the 21st century. Thank You!

    215. Yvonne Mathews says:

      As a fellow Texas, I want to welcome you back to our great state. Thank you for having principals and actually living by them. I'm afraid you may be the last of that type of Man. Thank you for keeping us safe at the cost of being vilified by the press. It takes great courage to keep putting one foot infront of the other when every day you see such awful things printed about you. Thanks, also, to VP Cheney and his lovely wife for all they did. Here's hoping you and Laura enjoy being "free". God Bless!

    216. Margie King, Lower G says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for your dedicated and steady service to our country and thank you especially for keeping us safe since 9/11.

    217. The Zwart Family, MN says:

      Thank You President Bush and Mrs. Bush for your steadfst example to the families of the United States and the world. You have have blessed swarms of individuals and families with your example of Christian love to each other, your children and in your daily responsibilites to this country. Your intregity as President will be marveled. I praise God for your leadership through the storm of 9-11 and making the choices for this country as a result of the devestation brought on by terrorists. My God bless you and continue to keep you and your family safe in the years to come. God bless Texas and God Bless The Bush family.

    218. Bob & Evelyn Smi says:

      THANK YOU LAURA AND GEORGE BUSH FOR TAKING SO GRACIOUSLY ALL THE UNFAIR OVER THE TOP CRITICISM FROM THE FIRST CHALLENGED VOTE – BUT MOSTLY FOR KEEPING US SAFE FIRST, GIVING US TAX CUTS,AND YOUR HUMILITY.

    219. PAUL HERBST, LAS VEG says:

      YOU ARE A GREAT PRESIDENT. IN TIME OF WAR, YOU PROTECTED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HISTORY WILL RECOGNIZE YOUR FORMIDABLE LEGACY, AND AMERICA'S DEBT TO YOU. OUR DEEP THANKS TO YOU AND THE FIRST LADY FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND LOVE OF THE UNITED STATES.

    220. Sonia Hensley, Las V says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for doing your number one job- protecting the American people. You've put up with naysayers and doubters, but the proof of your excellence as President of our great country came with the prevention of another devasting attack.

      We enjoyed a great economy for many years, despite having gone through the worst attack on our soil during your tenure. You have protected both the living and the unborn. The right choice is seldom the popular choice, but you stayed with your heart in doing what's best for our country.

      God bless you and your entire family.

      Thank you for your service.

    221. Anne Palencia, San B says:

      Thank you, Mr. President, for keeping me and my family safe. Thank you for the sacrifices you made on my behalf and for staying true to your beliefs. I pray that you and Mrs. Bush will have a happy and peaceful private life. I will miss you!

      Thank you and God bless you.

      Anne Palencia

    222. Ryan & Tonya Gri says:

      Thank you for your service. Thank you for the many tough decisions and keeping us safe!

    223. Jane Hoggard, MI says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you! You are my President and I am so proud of the good work you did. Thank you for standing by your solid convictions and God given principles. Thank you for keeping us safe and making us a proud country. When you look in the mirror, BE PROUD! God bless you and your family.

    224. Roma Steckling, Spen says:

      Thank you for your faithfulness and for you stalwart leadership despite those who stood up against you.

      I am 78yrs old and have lived thru many presidents and you are the finest of fine.

      May God Bless you and your family.

      Enjoy you life.

    225. Kraig Klaus says:

      Thank you Mr. President for protecting us and keeping us safe and for continuing the fight against terrorism despite the politicaly driven objections of the left. Your legacy will be one of a great President that helped guide us through one of the worst attacks in our nation's history and stayed the course on protecting our freedoms. For that we are eternally greatful. Thank you for your sacrifices. God Bless you and your family and God Bless the USA.

    226. Hector and Eleanor T says:

      Dear President Bush,

      We appreciate all you have done for the Nation. You are a credit to a free people. You have treated your detractors in a dignified way and have, as we have, considered the sources. You will be appreciated all the more in the years ahead.

    227. Grace Jackson, Jacks says:

      Thank you President Bush for your service to this country. You and Mrs. Bush were shining lights in a darkened city. I felt safe with you in the White House because I knew you were praying for this country and the people. I believe the wonderworking power of prayer and knew you felt the same way. Thank you for making the hard decisions you made. Remember we are just men and all make mistakes. I hated to see you go. May God richly bless you in everything you do.

    228. Darla Dillon, Martin says:

      I am a mother of two boys and I am so appreciative of the strong, determined dedication that you showed for this country and its people. Thank you for your calm but stern belief in protecting the American way of life. You endured ridiculous ridicule that would have drove many to madness with grace. I pray that you and your family enjoy a peaceful future. I also wish to thank Dick Cheney for his hard-nosed determination to keep America safe. Thank you again Mr President; I firmly believe God put you in office to lead us through such nightmares as 911. Well done. God bless you, Mr Cheney, and your families.

    229. Josh Carter, Fisher, says:

      Thank you for your service to God and our great country! Even when I disagreed with a decision, I never doubted your integrity nor your desire to do what you believed was best for the people of the United States of America. "A good name is to be more desired than great wealth" (Proverbs 22:1a). Well done President Bush!

    230. Terry, Pennsylvania says:

      Dear President Bush, Thank you so Much for your Endurance in the face of opposition and your Intolerance of terror on our country. As Barrack Obama took the Oath of office yesterday and you walked away from the White House for the last time, I couldn't help but feel like a small child who's Security blanket was removed and now shivers in the cold. As a concerned conservative, I don't know what lay ahead for America, but my family and I are grateful for all you've done to help keep America safe…..May God Bless & keep, you and yours!

    231. Linda Randolph, Cora says:

      I wish to express my deep gratitude to you for leading this country with wisdom and courage during the past eight years. Thank you for keeping us safe in the days following 9/11. Thank you for your commitment to bringing freedom and peace to the world.

      I watched your farewell address, and your words were sincere and inspirational. I truly regret that you are leaving office. I will always remember you as a fine President, and will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. I hope you will play an active role the future guidance of America.

    232. Rob Allen, Villa Rid says:

      Thank you Mr. President for keeping us safe in the aftermath of 9/11. Also for making the tough call to use American power to help in troubled parts of the world.

      You served with great grace in the relentless criticism of your political opponents. Thank you once again for your service.

    233. Roy & Beverly Ta says:

      Thank you President Bush! Heartfelt gratitude for your service and please know you and your family will remain in our daily prayers!

      GREAT JOB!

    234. Gene and Jeane Westi says:

      Thank you, Mr. President, for your service to our country. Thank you for taking the slings and arrows of outrageous haters for us. Thank you for instituting the programs that kept us safe. Thank you for bringing to the service of this country your wife, Laura Bush. Her gracious charm reached into all hearts not hardened by hate.

      Thank you for your humanity around the world and your dedication to freedom for all tyrant-oppressed peoples.

      We will miss you and think of you. We hope to live long enough to see you vindicated as you surely will be.

    235. Jan, St. Clair Shore says:

      It has been an honor to call you President, God bless you and thank you.

    236. Bob Kilgore, San Ant says:

      Mr. President: Your principled leadership over the past 8 years were an inspiration to me. You made hard decisions based on your moral compass and not on what would be easy or popular. You brought integrity back to the Executive Branch. God bless you, Laura, and the rest of your family as you enter private life.

    237. Karl Hubler, Midloth says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for your service to this country and to the great State of Texas prior to that. Although I've never felt that your political philosophies and mine were that far apart, there have been some decisions of yours that I questioned or didn't agree with; however, I've never questioned your allegiance to the U.S., your motivations or your principles. I've heard you say that some decisions didn't work as planned. We've all experienced that type of setback, but I've got to say that more went right than wrong. Time will be the best judge of your term and deeds and I believe that you will be vindicated. You have kept this country safe and have taken the fight elsewhere, better there than here. Most of your critcs do not merit a moment's thought but you've already figured that out. You have far more supporters than detractors. God bless you and your family. Enjoy your retirement.

    238. Sue Clark, Hot Sprin says:

      Mr. President and Mrs. Bush,

      Thank you for serving our nation, supporting the Constitution, and for being true to your values and honest about your best efforts. Your strength is amazing, and, I pray, will serve you as you enjoy a long and productive "retirement".

      Thank you for putting our safety and security first.

      God be with you and your loved ones always.

    239. Francis X. Watkins, says:

      Dear President Bush:

      Thank you. Thank you for loving this country and leading it as someone who does. Thank you for hearing your unfair detractors and not lowering yourself to their level. Thank you for listening to your critics and responding responsiblily. Thank you for keeping your resolve and for not making easy, short-term decisions. Thank you for not "saying what we want to hear and doing what you want to do." Thank you for your leadership. Thank you for bringing integrity to the office and maintaing it there.

      God bless you and your family and God bless America.

    240. Charles Falk Jr &amp says:

      We'd personally like to thank you for your service to America. Your are truly a servant for the people providing the tough decisions to keep us safe.

    241. Lois Miller, Ocala, says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      God bless you and your family as you settle into private life. Thank you for leading our great country with courage and integrity, and keeping it safe during your watch. Though many have consistently criticized you, you have many who admire you and appreciate your service.

    242. The Plasencias, Tamp says:

      Mr. President, history will judge you as a man of integrity, commitment, and wise choices as they pertain to our safety and the growth of democracy and freedom throughout the world. My family thanks you for serving your country with dignity and honor. We're also grateful to Mrs. Bush for exemplifying high standards, class, and a commitment to improve education in our wonderful country. Thank you again, sir.

      The Plasencia Family

    243. McCartney family, Kn says:

      Thank you President and Mrs. Bush for all that you did for our country. You did so many things that were not for your own fame or recognition, but for the safety and well-being of our country and her people. As I think about the last 8 years, our little family got its start and we want to work hard to instill the love of our country to our children. May God continue to watch over you and bless your family as you begin this new part of your lives.

      As an aside, your $600 tax rebate check you approved that we received in the summer of 2001(I think?) was used to buy my husband a table saw which he has used to make our family more profit in other ways. We appreciate you!

    244. Dan & Rebecca La says:

      President Bush, we are so very grateful to you for your service to your country amid unprecedented media bias and harrassment. You have kept us safe, you have made many difficult but necessary decisions. We would find ourselves a deal farther to the right than your governing turned out to be, but we look forward to working hard toward the rebirth of a true conservative Republican party, and to bringing this country back to the nearly flawless foundations our founding fathers provided for us. God bless you, sir, and we wish you well in your upcoming quieter years!

    245. Merrill Muller, IA says:

      I thank you for your faithful commitment to right despite the hounding of negative voices. I have the greatest respect for the integrity which you have shown. May God continue to care for and bless you, Laura, and all of your family.

    246. Dick Arnold, Canton says:

      Thank you for being a President that had the security of the people of this country primary in your leadership.

      With out that everything else is superflurous.

      I never misunderestimated you for a minute!!

      Thanks again and may God grant you a long peaceful life out of public scrutiny

    247. Dennis Carlson, Boze says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for fighting to keep America free and strong. Thank you for your faith and thank you for your service to our great country.

      I pray that the Good Lord will continue to bless you and guide you and your family in the days to come.

      And I hope you enjoy getting your BlackBerry back!

    248. Kim Hays, Roswell, G says:

      President Bush and family –

      My family and I truly appreciate your strength of character and service to this country for the past eight years. We were heartened and comforted by your conviction and your moral character. Thank you so much for all you have done for us.

      Kim Hays

      Roswell, Georgia

    249. M. Shannon, Atlanta, says:

      Mr. Persident,

      Thank you for your untiring service! We are blessed that your focus and resolve never waivered. You can be proud of the job you did.

      Thank you for your leadership!

      Thank you for being a moral and ethical warrior! Your good work will one day be celebrated. Hold your head high and know (recalling the verse in Timothy), that you fought the good fight. Enjoy your new adventure in Texas. My family wishes you all the best. God Bless You Mr. President!

    250. Elizabeth, Iowa says:

      I live in Iowa, but was born and raised a Texas girl. I sincerely thank you, President Bush, for your service as our leader for the last 8 yrs. You have been faced with some really hard choices, and I am sure you made the decisions you felt were necessary, and while I didn't agree with some of those decisions, I admire the courage you have shown as our leader. I am not a Republican. I belong to the Constitution Party, but I vote Republican because they come closer to meeting our ideals than do the Democratics. I can't imagine how hard it must be, to be the President of the greatest nation on earth. You have my blessings. God Bless you and your family in the coming years. And God Bless Texas!

    251. John Smith, Olathe, says:

      Thank you, President Bush for you service to our country and following your convictions and princples in leading our nation. You and your family area class act!

    252. M. L. Adkins, Auburn says:

      Sir,

      I have been a supporter for two campaigns in Texas and two for the Presidency. What I knew then and know now is that in all things you would do as any Texan does. That is, what feels right and what makes sense.

      Most Americans are in the habit of seeing politicians who will bend to what the popular fancy is. A Man and a Texan does not.

      As someone who currently lives in Maine but is a Texan first and always, I would like to thank you. You have kept the country safe. You have done what you believed needed doing regardless of the popularity in the press and amongst those who believe all that is said in the press.

      With Respect,

      M.L. Adkins

    253. C D Crocker, Southav says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for your steadfastness in the never-ending and sickening onslaught of critics of you and your administration. If it wasn't for your perseverance in tough times we would not be as strong and as safe as we are today and for that we thank you. We have not been attacked again and that is one tremendous achievement that should be yelled from the highest mountain top and it IS your greatest legacy. We are safe and we are free as you promised us in our darkest hour. America thanks you, my family thanks you and I thank you. May God Bless you and your family

    254. Steve Scheffel, Nort says:

      President and Mrs. Bush. There is not much else that I can add to what my fellow citizens above have stated. However, I felt that it was important to be at least one more individual added to the count of Americans appreciative of your service to our country. We're a group that needs to stand up and speak up in this era of disgraceful media "reporting."

      I thank you for bringing dignity and graciousness back to the White House when the country needed it the most.

    255. Fred W. J. Kirchner, says:

      It is so unfortunate that you were slammed as much as you were, and how your party let you down. BUT considering that you proabably went through the worst watch any president was faced with, and thanks to you NEVER AGAIN. You NEVER abandoned the ship, even to the last minute as you left DC. You continued to do your job, even in the face of the untrue mud slinging, when you could have just left it all to the next guy. I doubt I will live long enough to see you properly honored and recognized for your great leadership and your well experienced cabinet. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, and the same for the incredible tolerance that Laura demonstrated.

    256. Suzanne,Arizona says:

      President Bush

      Thank you for your service to our country. I was very grateful that you were our leader during very challenging times. What I admire most is your integrity. You demonstrated that you are a man who stands behind his convictions even when decisions are not popular but are the right thing to do for the country. Mrs. Bush is the classiest role model for women I've seen in decades. She deserves recognition for her efforts in supporting women throughout the world.

    257. Linda O'Shaughn says:

      Dear President Bush-

      I am in awe of your strength of character, your courage in the face of your political enemies and the press, your depth of compassion and commitment to America and your unwavering sense of principle.

      Thank you for keeping our country safe.

      God's blessing to you and all your family. We will miss you and hope that after a much needed rest you and Mrs. Bush will continue your life in public service so that America may continue to be the beneficiaries of your good counsel.

      All the best

    258. markle austin, eagle says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for keeping me and my friends, family, those I love, those who love you and those who don't love you safe for the last 7 years. I appreciate your sacrifice even though they have no clue or regard to what you have been thru. Markle Austin

    259. Shirley Baker, Pocat says:

      Thank you for continually striving to do what was right even though you faced sometimes extreme adversity. We appreciate that you have given of yourself to help preserve this great nation. May God continue to bless you and your family as you go forward.

    260. Anna Murillo, Corona says:

      Thank you Mr. President.

      You forever will be my Presisdent. I look up to you and your family and how you've keeped us safe through the tough times. Your graciousness and commitment to this nation will forever be engraved in my mind. You are my President for life! I will always hold on to your words of encouragement and the integrity, character you brought back into the White House. I have tears of sadness knowing you will not be there to protect us. You have encourage my daughter to study politcal science and law. It was her privalage to have visited and interned in Washington D.C. while you were in office. Our family will miss you and we encourage you to stay strong and keep faith that history will tell you were one the greatest Presidents ever!

      We love you very much!

      The Murillo Family

    261. Michael Strickland, says:

      Thank you Mr. President for your courage and for standing on principle and on your faith rather than on the politically expedient. You have kept our nation safe since 9/11 and on the right path. Your wisdom, steadfastness, and strength has been exactly what our nation needed over the last 8 years.

      The entire world is definitely a better place as a result of your Presidency. You have been the right man at the right time!

      Our prayers will continue to be with you and Laura as you enter the next phase of your lives. Enjoy the coming years, you've earned all the blessings that God is going to bestow on you!

    262. Linda, Lubbock, TX says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      Many thanks for keeping us safe the past 7 years and staying the course.

      Was certainly a pleasure having Laura as our First Lady…..she certainly defined the "Lady" part for us.

      Also appreciated having VP Cheney to back you up too.

      As ugly as the media was to you, am sure that history will treat you differently.

    263. Kevin Milliner, Elmo says:

      Heart felt Thanks and Gratitude for your service to this country, your integrity above reproach, your courage to do the right thing when all about you screamed for your head, the grace you and your family brought to the most visible position on this planet. You sir, are a Patriot, and history will honor you for all you accomplished in the name of Freedom and Liberty long after this generation is gone. May God Bless You and Yours and God Bless these United States of America!

    264. Lori A. Davis, Pitts says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I want to sincerely thank you for the past 8 years. Your commitment to doing what was right, although it was not always viewed as such, provided me with the security and confidence that I fear will be compromised with the new administration. I am saddened to see your time as our leader come to an end. I pray that out new leader is able to learn from your good doing and keep our country safe.

    265. Bill Johnson, Chesap says:

      Thank you, sir, for your actions as Commander in Chief. While you never enjoyed universal agreement from your military subordinates, you both commanded, and earned, universal respect. We are a better nation today for your service.

    266. Robert E. Jones, Bay says:

      God bless you Mister President. This vietnam era veteran is in awe of your ability to stand by your convictions in the face of such adversity. Thank you and Mr. Cheney for keeping this nation safe. Never doubt that you are loved and respected in our little Texas town.

    267. Jodi Sargent, WA says:

      I thank you for standing strong on principles and not popularity. You made the tough decisions and took the heat for them, that is the sign of a true leader. I do pray for God's blessing on you and your family as you transition back into "normal life".

    268. Ryan Cantor Houston, says:

      President Bush,

      Please accept my heartfelt thank you for the great work that you have accomplished against formidable odds. You and the First Lady should be proud of your service. I firmly believe history will proclaim you one of our greatest leaders and a stalwart guardian of freedom and liberty. Thank you!

    269. Dr.and Mrs. Ron Easl says:

      Thank you, President and Mrs. Bush, for representing our country for the past 8 years in such a Godly manner. You have both been ideal ambassadors of our country. Thank you for keeping us safe since 911, saving all those precious lives born during your administration, and your concern for my family. As former students of Texas A&M, we have been fortunate enough to get a glance of you and your dad, President Bush, '41. You are such a "people" person and have the gift of making us each feel special. Laura, you have replaced your mother-in-law as my favorite First Lady. I would say you are in good company!

      We wish you well as you settle into your new home. You continue to be in our prayers. And now, we are on our knees praying for God's hand to surround our nation in the days ahead. We pray that God will touch President Obama's heart so that he may turn to Him when making moral decisions that are so important to this country.

      Again, thank you so very much and JOB WELL DONE.

    270. Linda LaVogue, Akron says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your service as President of the USA. Your devotion, conviction, and leadership kept us safe during difficult times. I believe you saw the big picture that many were not able to see… and you took on the daunting task of promoting freedom. Your plans for a Freedom Institue will be a worthwhile project for people around the world. You and your wife, Laura, have been exemplary examples of graciousness… it is my prayer that some of your detractors might learn from your fine example. God bless you and yours.

    271. Michael J, Stevens, says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Maybe I'm one of the few Americans who NEVER took a "pot-shot" at your presidencey or you, personally. Because, perhaps you, Sir, made me proud to be an American, again.

      It was so GREAT, to have a REAL MAN

    272. Melody McKenzie, Ill says:

      President Bush,

      I voted for you and I have believed in you and your leadership for the United States of America.

      It is been heartening to look upon you as the nation's leader, the leader of the free world, and know that I shared in your core beliefs. I appreciate your stand for what is right in God's eyes, more than the eyes of the world. I thank you, sir, with utmost respect, for leading our country without compromise.

      There are countless things for which I could say thank you. But, the three that most stick out in my mind are: for protecting our country and for your stalwart leadership through the dark days after September 11th, for standing by Israel and our unborn here in the United States.

      Thank your wife for being a most gracious and beautiful First Lady. She also has great strength and grace. I will forever respect her.

      I wish you the best in your new chapter of life and look forward to continued influences on this great nation from the Bush family.

      God bless you, your family and God Bless America!!

    273. Michelle Watkins Bi says:

      Thank you so much President Bush for your fearless dedication to the integrity of our people and this country as a whole. I will remain for ever your supporter for your tireless committment to the safety of the US Citizens and your support of our men and women in the military. You will never know what a blessing you have been to so many in this country. Our thoughts are prayers will continue to be with you and your family. History will indeed reflect that you are one of, if not the best president this country has ever known. God Bless You.

    274. Chad Sullivan, Green says:

      Thank you President Bush for making the "hard choices" you were forced to make to protect our country and it's interests. You have proven yourself to be a man of conviction even in the midst of tremendous pressure to do the "popular" thing. You and Laura displayed a grace and dignity that is in very short supply in our nations leadership and I know that History will be much kinder to your legacy that the media has been in it's attacks of your policies. God Bless you and your family and thank you again for keeping my family safe the past 8 years.

    275. Melissa Lehman, Gree says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for keeping our country safe for these past eight years, and for weathering – with aplomb – all the negativity that was daily pressed upon your administration.

    276. Ella, Pennsylvania says:

      Thank you,President Bush, for your caring for this country over the past 8 years. And thank you, too, for the faith you have shown in carrying out your duties. You and Mrs. Bush will be in my prayers.

    277. Harry In Chicago says:

      Mr. President, it has been an honor having you serve as this nations 43rd president. Thank you for making the tough decisions and keeping us safe. After 9/11, another attack seemed imminent and through your hard work and dedication, this nation has not been attacked again. Your moral conviction is truly inspiring and I for one Mr. President, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    278. Carol Dargie, Waltha says:

      Thank you for keeping us safe after September 11.

      I wish you and all your family much happiness.

    279. Paige Agostin, Dalla says:

      Thank you Mr. President for a job well done,you have lead well and we welcome you and your family home!

    280. Denise A. Wenger, Pe says:

      Thank you for your years of faithful service to our country. Years ago, an interviewer asked you to name your favorite book. You named: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. In an effort to understand your amazing perspective and strength, I decided to join you in reading those passages. So many times when you spoke to the American people, I heard some part of an Oswald Chambers message embedded in your views. I'm on my fifth read-through. I know that God blessed you mightily in your years as President, but he also blessed us through your faithfulness in service. Our family never lost faith in you or your decisions. We wish you God's speed as you and Laura move on to new challenges. We look forward to your book and seeing where God will lead you after that. As men are known by their deeds, we clearly see that you and Laura remain His. Our love to you and your family. We continue to pray for your safety and increased understanding of His will for your lives. Love always from the Wenger family, Town of Lisbon, Wisconsin.

    281. Michael J, Stevens, says:

      in the White House after Clinton disgraced us, all, so horribly.

      Thank You, George W. Bush for keeping me and my family safe and free from terror attacks these past seven years.

      Your service to this Great Nation will never be forgotten, Sir. Many recent Presidents have completely forgotten that the Office of President of the United States IS the ULTIMATE Public Servant position. You conducted yourself, well never forgetting this fact.

      May God Bless You and hold you, tightly, in the palm of His Hand, all the days of your life.

      Well Done Good and Faithful Servant, WELL DONE !

    282. Jeri Lahmann, Chesap says:

      Thank you for keeping us safe and for being a person in the office of Commander-in-Chief whom I could respect and trust (I will always respect the office itself).

    283. Andrew DePratt says:

      Thank you for your meritorious service, you will be remembered honorably; God bless you and your family.

    284. Joyce Bennett, Monro says:

      Thank you for keeping our freedom safe for eight years. You have been a true American and did what was right regardless of the opposition. I wish you and your family well in retirement. I will miss your pets and all their antics. God bless you.

    285. Joseph L. Krumenacke says:

      Thank you President Bush for your kindness and for your courage while under fire from our enemies while pushing aside the unjust criticism from within.

      You seem to be the only one in government willing to do what you believe to be right while others have shifted like sands in the wind. You are the highest example of courage we have today. You have protected us and moved the country forward, making the U.S.A. safer for our children and more proud for us to be Americans.

      While others compare themselves to Lincoln, you have responded as Lincoln did while under fire. I have always believed the saying, “It is not what a person says, so much, as what he, or she, does that matters and tell you so much about the person.” You have proven this to be true.

      God bless you and your family. History will place you in high honor for your what you have done for the United States of America.

      Thank you Mr. President

    286. Laura Landacre, Wash says:

      President Bush, thank you for being brave and strong enough to make tough choices to defend our country. Thank you for being a man of God and being open about your faith. Thank you for being a faithful countryman, husband, and father to your family. No matter what the opposing side says, your hard work and steadfastness have not gone unnoticed. Millions of us out there appreciate you and the sacrifices you've made for us. Thank you for your service to God and to our country. May God bless you, Laura and the girls.

    287. Jim and Marla Hughes says:

      President Bush, The First Lady, Vice President and Mrs. Cheney:

      Thank you just isn't enough after what you've had to endure during your administration. So many times we've been appalled at the attacks against you but your calm, reasoned responses and gentle manners reminded us what it looks like to be civil.

      You've put the civil back in civil servants. :-)

      We respect our men and women in uniform for their sacrifice and bravery, but respect you as well for a different kind of bravery. The kind that will eternily mark you as statesmen and women all. Not immune to personal attacks by a powerful enemy, but impervious in regards to impartial decision making.

      Again, thank you,

      The Hughes family

    288. Alan Peterson, Cente says:

      Thanks for standing firm in the face of great challenge. History will be a better judge than today's media. May God's blessings accompany you and your family.

    289. Denise A. Wenger, Pe says:

      Thank you for your years of faithful service to our country. Years ago, you named your favorite book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. To better understand your amazing perspective and strength, I decided to join you in those daily readings. So many times when you spoke to the press, I heard a part of an Oswald Chambers message embedded in your views. I'm on my fifth read-through. I know that God blessed you mightily in your years as President, but he also blessed us through your faithfulness. Our family never lost faith in you or your decisions. We wish you God's speed as you and Laura move on to new challenges. We look forward to your book and seeing where God will lead you after that. As men are known by their deeds, we clearly see that you and Laura remain His. Our love to you and your family. We continue to pray for your safety and increased understanding of His will for your lives. Love always from the Wenger family, Town of Lisbon, Wisconsin.

    290. Chris & Rosanne says:

      WE want to thank you for all you have done for our beautiful country. You kept us safe while you were on watch.

      Only the best to you and your family. God bless America and God bless you!

    291. Ken Denny, Palmer, A says:

      Sir,

      Thank you for all that you have done. I have been behind all of your choices over the past eight years and have been proud to serve this Nation under your guidance.

      SFC Ken Denny

      AK ARNG

    292. Linda Kelly, CT says:

      Mother Teresa once said that God calls us not to be successful, but to be faithful. I thank you and Laura for being faithful to the God inspired principles this country was founded upon. This is what makes America great and why America shines in the world!

      May you and your family be blessed for your faithful service.

    293. Cheryl Ryba, WA Stat says:

      We know the good you have done for this country. Thank you for your courage and may God bless you.

    294. Darlene Mason, Knoxv says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for your service to our nation. You have brought honor back to the Presidency. You kept your convictions as a man of God. You kept our country safe since 9/11. Thank you for doing what was right in the face of so much opposition. Thank you for seeking God and for knowing we are a nation founded on Christian values.

      I thank God for you and Mrs. Bush and pray that your future is blessed.

    295. Larry Elrod, Michiga says:

      Thank you President Bush and the V.P. for keeping my family safe for the last 8 years. I hope you and your family will be blessed of God.

      Tsgt. Larry W. Elrod (Ret. USAF)

    296. Carolyn Hill, Texas says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for everything you did and tried to do for us. You never abandoned your principles even while under some of the worst personal attacks. I appreciate that America is safer because of you. We still love you. God bless you and Laura, and God bless the USA.

    297. Marybeth Micciulla, says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I want to thank you for keeping us safe over the last eight years and by standing by the decisions that I'm sure were difficult to make. We always knew where you stood and I respect you for being so honest. You and Mrs. Bush are are to be admired and you should always be proud of your service to our country. I know that I am proud to say you were my president and no liberal media or rude spectators could ever take that away from me. May God Bless You and your family.

    298. Mary, Camden, SC says:

      If I could see you and Laura in person, I would thank you both for the sacrifices, you went through for our great country. Your ratings are low because you chose to stand hard and fast for the right thing.

      I truly believe that you were chosen by Our Savior to lead during our twrrible times. God bless you and I truly hope you will be happy in whatever you do.

      Much Love and respect.

    299. Neal Lang, Boca Rato says:

      While George the 2nd was heads and shoulders better than his dad in several key areas (taxes; 2nd Amendment; and value issues such as the "Right to Life") his legacy will not be in the conservative areas of limited government (regulation and fiscal fugality, especially). All-in-all, I believe his brother, Jeb, would have made a better, more complete President, and would have left the Republican Party stronger after 8 years in the White House. It is a shame that we may never get to see a Jeb Bush presidency, thanks to his brother's "compationate" excesses.

    300. The Shepherd Family, says:

      Dear Mr. & Mrs. Bush, thank you for the years of service to our country, and for staying strong and dedicated to our safety. I am proud to have called you our leader. You were a man of strong convictions and patiotism and it showed in the way you led the country. I am also very glad you did not pay attention to the polls, but followed your heart and mind. You were both very gracious even to those who were hateful and disgusting. I hope you have a long, healthy, and happy life together. We will miss you both.

    301. jeff boise says:

      I would like to give a huge thank you to the man who's not afraid to say enough is enough! Americans in some areas dont believe 911 happened in they're back yards but infact it did..I am concerned for our saftey with new commander in chief…Yeh thats what we were electing.God Bless George,Laura&Girls! We love you out west even though our only renewable resource industry is about over..

    302. Chris Braning Golden says:

      Thank you Mr. Bush for keeping us safe. The past 8 years has been trying to say the least. I could rely on your dedication to our country and your committment to act in the best interests of the U.S.A. You are an honorable, responsible, courageous American and I am grateful to you for all your sacrifices. The criticism in most cases was so unfair yet you continued to work hard, always believing in our nation. I am proud that you were my President. You will be missed. Thank you.

    303. Kathy, Oakland TN says:

      President Ronald Reagan said, “ A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going get rough”. Thank you for your steadfastness and unwavering conviction . I have been greatly distressed over the years at the treatment given you by a liberal media, and a large segment of the public that simply accepts, as truth, the things they say. There are however, many like me who have supported your efforts and now say thank you

    304. Sally Parker Honolul says:

      Mahalo from the Aloha state for the steadfast integrity and poise that you and Mrs.Bush gave to our country. Your faith in Jesus inspired and gave this county a great role model for now and the future generation. History will judge you kindly. My family and I appreciate and greatly respect you! Enjoy your life. Aloha Nui Loa!

    305. Jeff and Kim Butler, says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      Thank You for serving our country with integrity, for sticking to your beliefs, for your support of our military, and for keeping our country safe since September 11, 2001. We respect you greatly. Please say Hello to your Mother, Mrs. Bush for us. She sent Jeff a personal letter while he was serving in the Gulf. It hangs framed proudly in our family "gallery". God Bless You and your family. You did your nation proud!

      Warmly,

      Jeff and Kim Butler

      West Linn, Oregon

    306. Jo Ann Reed, Andrews says:

      I want to thank you for your godly leadership. A lot of people talk the talk, but you showed that a person can follow God AND make the tough decisions that an effective leader needs to do. You have been a great example for our youth and a blessing to all of us. May God continue to bless you & your family.

    307. Mr. & Mrs. W. Si says:

      Thank you for your hard work and in keeping my family safe during your terms in office. We wish you the best.

    308. Patricia Shipley, Ha says:

      Thank you President Bush for maintaining the safety of our nation for the last eight years. Throughout the negatively spread by the misinformed public, you put on a brave face and guided our country on the principles it was founded on. I am proud to had had you for our President. God bless you and your family.

    309. Franklin Cox, Portla says:

      Dear President Bush and Family:

      As so many others have said, Thank You Mr. President. Thank You for making choices that reflect your strength, and not giving into populist weakness. Thank You for your dedication to family, friends, and the job of being our leader. Thank You for your Love of God, which somehow came across TV screens and into our homes. Thank You for accepting the, "pricks and arrows," that have been aimed directly at you by a hostile and shamefully ignorant media, and standing with strength. Thank You Mr. President for helping us regain our dignity after years of governmental hedonism and cowardice, which is the true Clinton legacy.

      I truly wish, Mr. President, that I could shake your hand and Thank You personally. Although I am a man of humble means, I want you to know, that if you were ever to call on me for help, support, as a voice, or humble servant, I would consider it a privilege to step up and be there.

      Once more, Thank You Mr. President, May God Bless You and your Family and help provide the peace and joy of knowing you have been a good and faithful servant, to God and your country.

      Franklin L Cox

    310. Janis & Bob Wien says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you so much for your service to our country for the past eight years. You,V.P. Dick Cheney and your cabinet have kept our country safe. Your grace under all of the negative attacks speaks volumes for your character. As First Lady, Laura

      was a class act! We will miss all of you!

    311. The Jenkerson Family says:

      Thank you for all you have done for our great country the past 8 years. We appreciate you. Thank you for being willing to make the tough decisions necessary to keep America safe and strong. We believe in your heart of hearts, you (and we) KNOW that you were good for America. Thank you and Mrs. Bush for your great service to the American people.We miss you as our commander-in-chief, and our beloved President. All the best to you and Mrs. Bush in your future. God bless you.

    312. Wing Family, Chicago says:

      Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for your many years of service, through all the disasters this country has experienced (9/11, hurricanes, floods, fires, the war, Congress, etc.). You are truly a President for the people! You freed 50 million Iraqi people, saved millions in Africa from aids and malaria, grew the economy, and decreased unemployment. The media, liberals and Democrats angered us for their continued attacks. Thank you for your many past attempts to stop Congress foreseeing the mortgage crisis. You have many supporters who appreciate all that you have done. May you and your family enjoy the peace, love, and happy life you deserve.

    313. Mike Shine, Downingt says:

      Mr. President:

      When we are face to face with evil, as a counry or as individuals, we have the resposibility to eliminate it before it spreads. Thank you for standing up and fighting evil when we were confronted with it. There are many who are not able to see evil or attempt to explain it away rather than taking the hard steps to eliminate it. Thank you for confronting it on all levels. Fighting evil is not popular but we are better for doing so as a country. God will bless you for it.

    314. Barry Orr, Tyler, TX says:

      Dear President Bush and Family,

      Thank you for your service. Your collective example of the values I hold to be everlasting, have and will continue to be, the bench mark for how we should lead our lives. God, family, country.

      God's speed, Sir.

    315. Jan & Tony Black says:

      Thank you for keeping us safe and for standing up for your principles even in the face of the liberal attacks. The American people recognize strength and integrity, even if the news media does not. Best wishes to you and Miss Laura, one of our most gracious First Ladies ever.

    316. Katelyn, Minnesota says:

      Thank you so much for your service to our country. Thank you for trusting in the Lord and sticking to your principles, even when it was the unpopular thing to do. You are a great example for standing up for what you believe in. I greatly appreciate your commitment to life and keeping us all safe. I am very proud to have had you as my president. God bless you and Laura as you start this next chapter of your life.

    317. Ryan Hays, Rowlett, says:

      Thank you President Bush for making the tough decisions and staying steadfast. Thank you for keeping America safe and for the hard work over the last eight years. God bless you and your family and welcome back to the great state of Texas. We are happy you are back home.

    318. Shawna Dixon, Edmond says:

      President Bush, I can not thank you enough for all that you have done for our nation. You never compromised your principles, even through all of the criticism of the misguided public. In my mind, and in my families mind you will always be a hero, with extreme courage and perserverance. God bless you and your family.

    319. Beth Fleet, Jacksonv says:

      Dear Mr. President:

      It was because of 9/11 that I became involved in politics with the goal of your re-election in 2004. I learn much about campaigns and politics during that time. I had the honor and pleasure of attending one of your very special White House Chanukah parties in December, 2004. I cherish the photo I have of you and Laura and myself and it remains today as the background on my personal computer. I believe history will treat you with the respect you deserve. Thank you for keeping us safe during your administration. God bless you and Laura and your entire family. Please know that there are many American citizens who love you and will miss you!

    320. Dave Drumm, Springfi says:

      Thank-you Mr. President for being a man of integrity. In this day and age it is uncommon to find individuals who will stand and fight for what they believe regardless of popular opinion. I truly believe every action you took as our president was a direct result of your steadfast belief that it was the correct decision for our country. Unlike your predecessor, while in office you set a magnificent example of a man who would not greedily make foolish mistakes and tarnish the office of the President. As you leave the office, you leave with honor.

      Thank-you Mr. President for keeping America safe. In a post 9/11 world, we realize that it wasn't easy. You, sir, made the tough decisions that kept me, my family, my neighbors, my town and the country safe and for that you have my everlasting gratitude.

      Thank-you Mr. President for standing on the side of life. While in office you succeeded in banning partial birth abortions, reversed Clinton's policy of not requiring parental consent for abortions under the Medical Privacy Act, upheld a ban on abortions in military hospitals, Made permanent the $5,000 adoption tax credit and made 33 million available for abstinence education.

      Thank-you Mr. President for standing on the side of marriage being between a man and a woman.

      Thank-you Mr. President for a period of economic growth due to the signing of two income tax cuts, of which was the largest dollar-value tax cut in world history. You reduced taxes on dividends and capital gains. You held us together as a nation and showed suburb leadership after 9/11, rescuing our economy from the great recession that resulted.

      Your presidency was not an easy one. This country was faced with incredible difficulty and hardships over the last eight years. From 9/11, Katrina, two recessions and two wars, it could be argued that the toughness of your term in office might rank in the top five toughest of all time. And through it all, you kept your faith, honor, integrity and dignity. Liberal history books may choose not to remember these things, but there our those of us that will never forget.

      Dave Drumm, Springfield, Mo.

    321. Neil Rush says:

      Thank you George and Laura for working for us and keeping us free from attack since 9/11. You showed us your gracious and generous nature and are a credit to our country.

      Neil Rush

    322. Tom K., Omaha NE says:

      Thank you, Mr. Bush, for being the steadfast foundation of a nation when everyone else was scared and lost after 9/11. Thank you for being the steady hand that was able to guide and protect all who live in this great democracy. And thank you for recognizing that a leader should not govern based on opinion polls or yeild to the bias of the free press, but that he should govern on what is right.

      As Glenn Beck said, Mr. Bush, "on the darkest day, you gave us hope when we were hopeless. You were unafraid when we were terrified. You led when nobody else wanted to."

      Thank You President Bush, you will be missed.

    323. Cindy Reardon, Plymo says:

      The morning of 9/11 I remember asking myself, "Where is my President?" "Is he safe?" I remember a void in my spirit when I didn't know where you were. (I found out later that you were on Airforce One and you were safe!)

      I never again took you for granted and thanked you almost daily as I went about my day.

      Thanks for being YOU, thanks for being there for me, keeping all of us safe.

    324. Joanna Farris - Seat says:

      Dear President Bush:

      On November 19, 2002, I received a folded American Flag with thanks for my husbands military service. He served in the Korean conflict. I was very pleased that it was given during your term and I know that Albert Farris would have been particularily pleased that it came from you.

      Thank you and the very best to you and your family.

    325. David O'Banion, says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      As a native Texan, I will always be proud that you served our Nation so well. In the face of a constant negative press you stood firm to protect our great Nation and the Constitution.

      While I didn't agree with all your policies, I would "ride into Hell" with you to protect our Republic. I am distraugt at the prospect of the coming era of left-wing socialism that seeks to destroy most of what I hold dear.

      May God grant you peace back home in Texas. God Bless America! God save the Constitution! David O.

    326. Dolan Family, Queens says:

      Dear President Bush: I know you have not received the kudos that you deserve due to the bias of the media. I want to take the time to thank you for keeping us safe; for not backing down and staying the difficult course despite the disparaging remarks made by misinformed critics. May God Bless you and your family.

    327. Cathy Larner, Swartz says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you with all my heart for all you did for our beautiful country…I am sure those who were rude and intolerant (media, the Left, etc.) will be thanking you at some point in time. I have such deep respect for both you and your wife. How does one thank another for the gifts of safety and continued freedom? You definitely were the right man for the job at the right time. I thank God for you, Sir.

    328. Allen Snyder, St.Jos says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for all you have sacrificed while serving as our Commander In Chief. You fought for and made the difficult choices even when they were not politically expedient. You stood strong. You stayed the course. You ARE a role model. As a U.S. Army veteran (1969-1971), I am thankful that the men and women who are serving in uniform today had the benefit of your leadership and courage and the privelege of serving under your command. I am most appreciative of your service. God bless you and your family with continued good health, peace and prosperity.

    329. Scott Adams, Norman, says:

      Thank you for making our country safe and being a friend of the unborn.

    330. The Zelikovsky Famil says:

      I've been contemplating this letter for months and have no idea what to write. We already miss you and Laura and the dignity and grace you brought to the White House and national politics. I apologize on behalf of my fellow countrymen, that, in exercising their G-d given freedoms, they soiled your presidency, demeaning you and the office in an effort to vent their spleens and regain power. There are many of us who will not let your/our collective history be rewritten by those who are misguided. Indeed, my 9 year old is writing a letter to President Obama asking him to keep us safe and provide us with a healthy economy as did President Bush during his tenure. My husband's family came to the US from the USSR in 1974. We will do everything in our power to preserve our capitalist democracy and stop the tide pushing towards revisionism, redistribution and re-education (thought police and propaganda/indoctrination). We thank G-d you were there for us and as painful and difficult as it may be and may have been for you with the Olbermans and Helen Thomases of the world, keep the faith because we know better and, more importantly, He knows.

    331. Tine J. Bingham says:

      your my super hero!!! jbird =-}>~

    332. Chris and Pam S St says:

      Thank you for 8 years of integrity and putting the country as your priority. We were proud to call you "President". You endured more than your share of hardships and criticisms with stoicism and leadership. May you, Laura and your family fully enjoy the next phase of life and may God bless you abundantly.

    333. Rose Beach,Philadelp says:

      Thank you President Bush for a job well done!!! you are my hero and you will always be my hero. you and your family will always remain in my prayers.God Bless you and Laura and I will be waiting for that book of yours to come out. God Bless and take care.I wish you all the best.

    334. Karen Winch, Mission says:

      I was wondering how to email a note of appreciation that you would actually receive when I came upon this possibility. My husband and I want to thank you for a job well done. We are sorry for all the liberal media bias and insults you have had to endure during your time in office, but time will eventually tell that you did what had to be done in the face of extremely hard decisions. Your first concern was for the safety of our country and for all Americans. For that we thank you. You have relied on the God's leading and have not apologized for that or for decisions that you had to make eventhough it meant lower approval ratings by people who refused to understand, influenced by liberalism or who were ignorant of the details. Mrs. Bush has conducted herself with nothing but graciousness in the midest of difficult times, in the midst of insults aimed at her husband who she has unfailingly supported. She is a President's wife who deserves our admiration. We thank you, Laura Bush for your poise, calm spirit, and kindness.

    335. Lynda Lehtinen, Oro says:

      It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to President and Mrs Bush. I am grateful for you both as you lead our country through some of the most horrific times in our history with strength, honor and character. I fear for the safety of our country and the people around the world.

      It was through your tax credits that our family was able to grow to include 2 children who were adopted overseas.

      I am trying to keep the faith in our government, though it is difficult. Time will tell and I will continue to pray for us all. May God continue to bless us all as we were blessed to have you.

    336. S. Miller, Phoenix, says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your courage.

      Thank you for your steadfastness.

      Thank you for standing by your convictions.

      Thank you for protecting America from further terrorists attacks.

      Thank you for your strong faith in God and trusting in Him throughout your presidency.

      You and Laura are very much loved and respected and will be missed. God bless you and your family.

    337. Diane Sanderlin, Was says:

      I am so thankful that you were our President during 911. Thank you and our prayers are with you.

    338. Georgia, NM says:

      Dear Mr. President:

      Am so glad for this opportunity to contact you…I tried the email address to the White House many times to try to encourage you, but it never went through. Thank you for all you did for us during your tenure…safety, tax cuts, saving the unborn…(what's going to happen to a country that has made it legal to kill God's babies?) What has happened to personal responsibility? Thank you for God-fearing family values and all that it entails.

      I am sorry that you got blamed for everything bad and never got any credit for anything good. The thinking of this country has become so warped that it's scary to think of the future. I don't know how we've gotten so far away from our Founding Father's ideals…I'm afraid they are squirming in their graves at what's going on today, but thank YOU for upholding those ideals.

      Wishing the best for you and yours in the days and years ahead.

      GCN

      P.S. My hometown is Greenville, TX

    339. Bryan Morrow, Cartha says:

      Thank you George Bush for providing leadership based on values and conviction, not polls and popularity. Thank you for waging the war on terror, for standing up for life and showing us a family that stands together in hard times. Thanks for being a man who we can look up to!! I pray that you can have a great influence on the country with your free time.

    340. R. M. Sandstrom, Spo says:

      Mr, President:

      Thank you for your perseverance in protecting our country from our enemies and for your support of the culture of life. God bless you and your family.

    341. Tom Remington, Largo says:

      Mr. President,

      There are never enough thank yous to express what it often felt. Thank you for you service to this country. Thank you for you vision and steadfastness that has kept us safe.

      To steal a phrase, "You are truly a great American!"

      God bless you, your wife and you family. It may not feel like it now but you WILL be sorely missed.

      Prayers.

    342. Mr. and Mrs. Gary A says:

      Mr. President,

      I want to thank you sir for the past eight years of steadfast love and protection to our great country. You have made the right choices for our country that have been unpopular sometimes, but maintained the course seeing it to the proper end. Mr. President, your leadership will be missed in our country and we pray that you will keep a guiding eye on the new leadership. May the hand of God be with you and yours throughout your life.

    343. The Fyffe Family says:

      Dear President Bush and First Lady Bush,

      Thank you so much for the 8 years you gave our country. I sincerely appreciate your steadfast determination and unwillingness to compromise your values. I have faith that history will judge you kindly. I wish you and your family the best as you move on to a new phase of your life. This country owes you a great debt for the security and leadership you provided. I am deeply sorry for the disrespect shown to you by some Americans during your Presidency. You handled it with such grace but I hate thet you had to endure it. Thank you again for your leadership.

    344. bob pollack collierv says:

      Mr. Presidentthanks for the leadership and for taking the fight to the terrists that exist in this world. Dispite insurmountable critisim and c

    345. The Glover Family says:

      Thank you for keeping us safe since 9/11/01. We thank God that you have been the Commander in Chief during these dangerous times. May God bless you and your family as you start the next chapter of your lives.

    346. Marty Idziak, Justic says:

      Mr President,

      Thank you for keeping America safe during your time in office. You fought the good fight in a time when people and the media sought to tear you down at every opportunity they could. Your eight years were free of any major personal scandal and I know that you truly sought to better our nation. I believe that as time passes history will remember you as a man of deep conviction and principle and America will benefit in the long run because of your good deeds. Again thank you for your service and may God bless you, Laura and your entire family as you enjoy your time now as a private citizen.

    347. Joel/Houston says:

      Thank you President Bush for keeping my family safe since 9/11. Your decisions haven't been popular with the left but have ultimately kept them safe to criticize you in the safety of the USA. Thank you for standing on your Principles.

    348. AT-2 Barry Farr USN says:

      Mr President

      As a veteran I can appreciate your service to our country. You have maintained your focus and stuck to your principles when they were unpopular. You were unflappable in the face of the worst attack our country has seen in it's history. I still stand with my brothers and sisters in arms and if called would do so today. They and I greatly appreciate that you did not break the bond of support for our troops in the field in a time of war. Unlike some of our so called leaders you stayed the course and history will show that you were correct. With the troubled times I see ahead for our country when our rights as citizens are challenged and our very existence as a nation is at stake. I believe we will look upon the last 8 years as the good old days.

      To you Laura your grace and unending kindness will be trully missed by all. My family and I wish you both nothing but the best of wishes and a long life in Gods grace. Fair Winds and Following Seas.

    349. J. McClure, Fayettev says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for making the hard choices and navigating our country through these difficult years. Thank you for your support of our military troops and their families. We wish you, and Mrs. Bush, health and happiness in your post-presidential years.

    350. Jean Sellnau says:

      Know that you made a difference in our lives. I still remember the day you spoke with my daughter, Hannah in Davenport, Iowa – after the events of 9/11… you looked her in the eye, talked with her – and were genuinely interested in what she had to say. You were faced with challenges no one could have ever imagined. We, as a country, will never fully understand what that must have been like – as many try to be Monday morning quarterbacks. My gratitude is for you doing your best – in the face of terribly tough situations – never backing down – doing what you felt was right – dealing with policies and legislation that was left to you by others who came before you.

      We wish you and Laura and your entire family all of the best in the days and years to come.

    351. Richard Coffman, Pot says:

      Mr. President: Thank you for doing the needful to protect our country and our people, especially in the face of criticism and opposition here and abroad. Thank you for supporting our military and civilians standing tall on the front lines and their families standing behind them. Thank you for honoring the office of the presidency and the American people.

    352. Lisa McNeese, The Co says:

      Mr. President and Laura Bush,

      I just wanted to thank you for staying strong after 9/11 and making us safe on our own soil. Also, a hearty welcome back to Texas!

    353. Ralph & Deanna M says:

      After President Clinton's term in office, you and your family have been a source of strength to all America by holding the office as President with your excellent example and integrity. Although I was not always in agreement with some of your policies, I will be forever grateful for your love of country, freedom, and integrity as you served and defended our country so well. God Bless you and your family!

    354. Ronald Kaylor, Leban says:

      Thank you President Bush for a job "Well Done". You have led us in hard and difficult times. Being in the Military, during your presidency, I was extremely proud to serve under you.

      May the Good Lord Bless and keep you and your family!

    355. Liz McLaughlin, Clar says:

      Thank you, President Bush for keeping our country safe for my children and grandchildren. May God bless you.

    356. Dottie Cox, WV says:

      Thank you, Pres. Bush for letting God guide and direct you in your decision making that kept us safe. You obeyed the Lord in times that seemed impossible. You were stronge and given the strength to endure and I praise God that he choose you to serve. We dont need history to praise you for your courage and excellent leadership. I feel and know in my heart the US was blessed by God through you. May God continue to bless the US. Enjoy your retirement but if God calls on you again, be ready to serve. I know you will for you love our country as God loves this land.

    357. Mike McLaughlin, She says:

      Dear President Bush;

      Thank you for being a true leader. One whom did what he truly thought was best for our country. Thank you for not governing by popular opinion, even though that's the easier path. Thank you, and the men and women of our armed forces, for keeping our country safe since 9-11.

      Mission Accomplished!

      God Bless you and your family.

    358. Frederick Dostal says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for your service to the American people. I can't imagine what you went through immediately after 9/11 with all of the uncertanties regarding the security of the country. Thanks for the compassion to personally write or phone the families of our fallen war heroes to express the countries appreciation. In my opinion, history will quickly justify your actions regarding the war on terror.

      God bless you and your family.

      Frederick Dostal, Northville, Michigan

    359. Keding Family, Mosin says:

      Thank you President Bush! My family and I are truely thankful for all you have done to protect our country (and our democracy) at a time when it was easier to back down. As a conservative family, we understand that it is unpopular to have faith, to believe in the free market system, and to keep the government out of the way for people to live free lives! We pray that you and Laura continue to be happy and healthy and enjoy the next stage of your lives!

      The Keding Family

    360. Mary, Irvine, CA says:

      Thank you Mr. President for keeping us safe for the past eight years. Thank you for the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. Our unborn babies will have a voice. Thank you for continuing our freedom of life and liberty. God bless you and your lovely wife.

    361. Mr. & Mrs. Thoma says:

      Just the two of us , as ordinary citizens,(the backbone of the United States of America) would like to sa "THANK YOU" for the time you spent in service to your country and "THANK YOU" for keeping us, our children and our grandchildren safe and alive. JUST PLAIN THANK YOU

      Tom and Cate Green

    362. Dean & Faye Crag says:

      We can't even find enough words to thank you and your whole family for your service. We know you love this nation and that you cared to do what was right. There is no doubt in our minds you prayed and sought the Lord daily for His strength and guidance. You did not have it easy and yet you stood with honor and integrity in everything you did! God bless you and your family and enjoy whatever you are called to do from this point on. We will never forget you!!!!!!!!!!

    363. Danny, orange county says:

      Mr President,

      Thank you for making the hard decisions, thank you for protecting our nation, and thank you for staying the course in spite of unprecedented hate and disrespect. You have been a most worthy President and I was and am proud to have been an American in a nation led by you.

    364. Diana Prescott,Az says:

      Dear President Bush and VP Cheney, I wish you all good things as you start your well earned retirement. Thank You for keeping our country safe. Also thanks for returning the presidency to an honorable, moral office. I woke up this morning with a sense of uneasiness that I never felt during your presidency. You were never an unknown and always made decisions on principle! God bless you all. Diana

    365. Edmond McGill, Marin says:

      The first duty of an American president is to keep the country safe from foreign attack. In all of the noise of politics, you never lost sight of this duty, failing which would have made all other matters quite moot.

      Thank you.

      Edmond McGill

    366. Tommy P,Litchfield C says:

      Thank you President Bush for your service to this GREAT COUNTRY.

      I appreciate that you ran and stood strong on morals and beliefs, rather than swaying in the political winds.

      The Conservative movement needs to get back to its core values, understanding that a free market and a small government is what makes America prosperous.

      Thank you again, and your legacy will be a good one.

      I love you, Jesus Loves you, pass it on

    367. Lucy B Jenner So. Y says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for your 8 years of service to America as its President, as my President. It did not go unnoticed by me and I am sure by many others that you kept your "cool" when verbally "attacked" by the press and/or individuals in country and out of country at various and sundry times during your eight years of being our president.

      I wish you and your wife Laura the best for the rest of your lives.

    368. Lloyd W. Goldrick, A says:

      President Bush, fellow citizen, neighbor, friend, thank you for your efforts on behalf of your country men to keep us safe from the malice of those who seek our subjugation or extermination. Thank you for allowing the defenders of the flame of freedom to continue to fight to extend the blessings of liberty to millions in the Middle East thereby keeping us safe, despite the spiteful, strident and cynically false recriminations of politicians and pundits more intent upon the acquisition of power than in preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States.

      They do not understand duty, honor and country. They have prostituted themselves on the altar of expediency. We know them, for their kind have ever been ready to shackle us to their will and bind our consciences to the dogma of statism.

      Thank you for your service President Bush, on behalf of a grateful nation (for the most part), enter into private life secure in the rectitude of your actions. God bless you and yours, and God bless the United States of America.

    369. Tim & Dorice Mir says:

      Dear President Bush,

      We want to express our sincere thanks and praise for standing firm with strong principals through out your presidency. We know that you were required to make some of the toughest decisions and our country was blessed to have you at the helm during these difficult times. Thanks for keeping our country safe. You were a strong Commander in Chief and many in our country couldn't have walked in your shoes having to live day in day out with the threats we were under. We wish for you and your family peaceful happy times at your ranch in Texas. You have a beautiful family. History will look kindly on your presidency. Thank you again.

    370. Susan and Larry Morr says:

      We would like to offer my sincerest thanks to President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. We are proud Americans who felt safe under your watch. We are grateful Americans who flourished under your tax cuts. We totally appreciate your expression of your foundational beliefs and your faith. We will be eternally grateful for the service of George and Laura Bush and are in true awe of your steadfast gracefulness and patriotism in the face of modern hypocrisy and adversity. God Bless your family.

      Enjoy the future.

    371. Karen Boone, Shiner, says:

      We were honored to have you as our president. I was proud of our country and you the entire 8 years. We knew the media tried so hard to stop your efforts. I am in awe of your resolve to wait on history to show the greatness of your efforts. You have greatly affected the lives of all of us. Thank you for making choices many did not have the courage to make. I am grateful for your gift to us, of staying the course in the toughest of times, always putting us first. May the Lord bless you greatly.

    372. Margaret McCarthy, L says:

      You were a calm and courageous leader for us in our worst days since WW II. Thank you for the tax cuts that helped our economy and thank you for the two good Supreme Court justices.

      May you enjoy a long, healthy, happy retirement in the company of your family and friends.

      Bless Laura too for her constant graciousness as a First Lady.

    373. Mary Stewart says:

      I am thankful for the years you have served this country as our president. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing what was right and putting our welfare above your own.

    374. Thomas J. Moreland, says:

      President Bush,

      Thank You for your service to this great country of our's and God bless You and Laura.

    375. Joe & Diane Hill says:

      Thank you President and Mrs. Bush for all you have done for our nation the last 8 years. Thank you for standing for the unborn and for Christian values. May God bless you and your family.

    376. Mary Stewart Talkeet says:

      Thank you for your years of service to this country as our president. I am so thankful that you held to your beliefs and principles and kept our counrty safe, gave us wonderful new judges and held to your right to life beliefs. My hope is that you and Laura can rest in the knowledge that you stayed the course. Thank you again.

    377. Nick Christianson St says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Very few people acknowledge the fact that you did great things for our country but you made the world a better and safer place. I am proud that you never sacrificed your morals due to popular swing or public opinion, that is very rare now days in politics. I am only 17 years old, but I have seen through the junk in the news and recent election and know that you were a truly great man.

      Thank you and wish your family well,

      Nick Christianson

    378. Amber, Tallahassee, says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for being an example of strength in the midst of a storm. Thank you for showing grace when you were given disrespect. Thank you for providing a feeling of safety in our nation.

      I am praying that the Lord will continue to bless you in all of your future endevours.

    379. Haydostian Family, S says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for all that you have given. I already know how important your place in history will read. To Mrs. Bush you are beautiful. Thank you.

    380. Eric, New Orleans LA says:

      President Bush, Thanks you for your leadership during a very difficult 8 years. Although I didn't agree with some of your decisions on the economy near the end of your term (BAILOUTS), I was proud of how you and your team kept all of America safe since 9/11.

      Thank You!!

    381. Mike Roberts, Grants says:

      Thank You for keeping us safe from terrorists and for backing our military with good decisions and strong support. Your presidency will be favorably reflected in the military for generations. God Bless and enjoy the rest of your life. Job well done…..

    382. Robert (Bob) J Ridde says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I will always be indebted to you and your administration for your loyalty to this country and the US Constitution. Thank you for your wisdom at a time when it was needed so much and when there seemed to be little of it in either the Senate or the House under liberal control. In spite of the opposition, sometimes from your own party, you made the right decisions with conviction and honor. Thank you again and God Bless you and your family. Well done God's good and faithful servant!

    383. Stacy Vehrs, Califor says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for doing what you believed to be the best for our country. Thank you for your continued faith in God and your consistent prayers for guidance. God is in complete control, and I think you believe that as well. May you enjoy some much deserved rest from a very difficult job. Thank you for answering the call for your service to our country. God Bless you and keep you!

    384. Marianne Ferrandino, says:

      Dear President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush,

      Deepest thanks from myself and my family.

      You kept us safe, helped us prosper, and advanced the cause of freedom and democracy around the world. History will reveal your courage and character, and steadfast adherence to principals and faith.

      God Bless you and your family.

      This nation was truly blessed to have your leadership during these transformative years.

    385. ashley gray ga says:

      Yhank you Mr Bush. Time will show you were one of the greats.

    386. Anita, Lee, FL says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I would like to thank you for giving all you gave the last eight years. I think you handled things you were dealt with great thought and compassion. I thank you for wanting to keep God in our every day lives. I pray that you are blessed in the future. Thanks for sharing your family with us also. They felt like my own. God Bless you and yours.

    387. Stephen and Janice L says:

      We'd like to thank you for your service to this great nation and your fortitude to go against your enemies to keep us all safe from another ist attack. It takes a special man to go against such adversity. May God bless you and your family and The Cheneys. We wish you all the best and an enjoyable retirement whatever you decide to do. You deserve it.

    388. The Snowberger' says:

      Thank you President Bush for staying the course and convincing our enemies we are not a paper tiger after-all. Our children and grandchildren should be ever grateful for your personal sacrifices for the sake of this wonderful country they will inherit. It is unfortunate that the people you trusted to take care of the home front dropped the ball.

      Thank you!!!

    389. Don Myers, San Anton says:

      President Bush: Thanks for keeping us safe. We only know a small part of the decisions that you had to make but we are thankful that you had the courage to make the difficult ones.

      May God bless you and Mrs. Bush as you enjoy being a private citizen again.

      Many Thanks. Don Myers

    390. Lori Levi says:

      President Bush, I commend you and thank you for standing firm on your committments regardless of the unpopularity. I for one have agreed with you most of the time throught your Presidency until your one drastic mistake of allowing Paulson and the Dems talk you into a major step toward socialism wtih the TARP. I do thank you for keeping us safe and I for one will not sleep as well without you in charge of our military and our security. I appreciate you being willing and upfront to give credit where its due and to remind people popularity isnt whats necessary to be great. Enjoy your retiremnet and I wish you and your family well.

    391. Lisa Sandburg, Eagan says:

      Dear Mr. President Bush,

      You strength, honor, dignity, leadership, commitment, and hard work is so admirable and worthy of great praise. You have faced more than many of the previous presidents and did so working at the best of your ability, not to mention keeping this country safe with the continued threats this country faces. You made many choices that "took guts" and you should be proud of your service to this country. You are a man who deserves respect and appreciation and I offer that to you will all my heart. Please know the blatant disrespect of some of the those present at the inauguration yesterday is not representative of ten of millions of American. Many God continue to bless you and your beautiful family.

      Lisa Sandburg

    392. Lee, Houston says:

      President Bush, for 8 years you have put America and its people first. Thank you for protecting my family,our country and the brave men & women who fight to protect it. You are a man of strong convictions and will surely be missed.

      Mrs. Bush, thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do for humanity. You are the best first lady our country has ever and I suspect will ever know.

    393. Marj T, Michigan says:

      Thank you for giving our wonderful country your all! God Bless you and Mrs Bush . We Luv ya.

    394. Joy Hayworth, Granbu says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for making the tough choices to keep us safe. Thank you for living out your faith and your convictions. Though I haven't always agreed with everything you've done, I've always been proud you are my President. I wish you and your family the best, and may God bless you for your selfless service and unwavering commitment to the people of this great nation.

    395. Jackie, Portland, Or says:

      Mr. President-

      Thank you so much for all that you have done to keep our country safe. You have been an excellent leader and I pray that you, Mrs. Bush, and your family will enjoy your time in Texas.

    396. larry leatherwood says:

      . thanks for all you did and tried to do for this country. may GOD be with you in everything you do. i pray that you and your family will be safe and saved in JESUS our LORD forever and ever>>>… tks …lnl… .

    397. RC Oberlender says:

      Mine was one of the hands you shook on Thanksgiving 2003 in the Bob Hope Dining Facility in Baghdad. I saw your face clearly when I said, "God bless you, Mr President." I saw the humility, the determination, and the courage when you replied, "Thank you, sir."

      Thank you, sir. Thank you for that humility, determination and courage.

    398. Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy says:

      Dear President Bush,

      We thank you for protecting our country, fighting for "family values" and defending us from the "culture of death". You did your best to keep the soul of our country from the sinful stains of

      those who under the pretense of "rights" have tried to turn America away from God. May God bless you and open the eyes of America to the "evil" that now threatens us.

    399. Phillip Tapp says:

      Mr.President your base always knew where your heart was. A long and happy retirement!

    400. Jennifer Harris Elgi says:

      I will be writing you a personal letter but thank the Heritage foundation for this opportunity to thank you for all you have done for our country. I may not have always agreed w/ your policy but ALWAYS respected you as an honorable man who lived by his principles, no matter the cost. Please know there are so many of the "quiet" not "silent" majority who feel as I do but are busy leading their lives raising good citizens, but even more than that – godly men and women for our future!

      Please know for every one who writes there are 100 or maybe a 1,000 who feel the same way. We thank & respect you!

    401. Julie Ellis Auburn, says:

      Dear President Bush,

      We are very grateful for your service to our country. I know that in light of 9/11, your time in office has been hard. But I truly believe that it was divine appointment for you to lead us through that. God used you in a mighty way. His hand is on you and Laura and His plan for your future is secure. Thank you for being an example of integrity and honor and I know that you will someday here from your Lord, "Well done, good and faithful servant".

      God bless you,

      Julie Ellis

    402. Edith Clemons says:

      President Bush and Laura,

      Thank you so much for being Our President and First Lady.

      Leadership is lonely. And sometimes, when you hold to your beliefs, you may not be popular. Some may be upset at the values you have.

      I appreciate your example of integrity that was shown during your time in office of caring for and serving others.

      A favorite scripture verse of mine is: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20.

      I am honored to have witnessed the fruits of your labor in taking care of this great nation. A job well done!

      Sincerely,

      Edie Clemons

    403. Anthony M. Stanich J says:

      I would like to thank you as Commander-in-Chief for the outstanding service to our great nation and our military families. Through your outstanding leadership, America has been free of any terrorist strikes for the last seven years. This did not happen just by chance. I know, in my heart, history will select you, as one of our countries' greatest Presidents and I had the privilege to serve under your command. Thank you and may God bless you and your family and the United States of America.

    404. Jorn Odegaard, Lutz, says:

      Thank you for your willingness to always choose the side of freedom when the challenges were at its greatest. Where many politicians have faltered for the temptations of consensus and censorship in international politics. You stood fast, always on the side of every individual's liberty.

    405. R & C Rodgers, H says:

      President & Laura Bush, Thank you for making the hard decisions so we were safe since 911. Your courage to stand on your convictions will be remembered. May God richly bless you & your family.

    406. Tara Grossman, Charl says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      Thank-you so much for all that you did for our country. Thank-you for standing stalwart in the face of all of the negative media and blatant disrespect by those both a part of and outside of the news reporting establishment. I must admit that I am severely disappointed by the lack of class, respect, and honor shown by my fellow citizens. I wish I could have met you and being unable to do so I just want to say I believe that history will judge you as one of our great presidents. I respect both yours and Mrs. Bush's integrity, honor, selflessness, and dedication to serving this country. You set a wonderful example for all of those seeking to study a great leader. I will forever respect your belief in doing what you felt was right for this country no matter what your adversaries said or did. This country could benefit from many more individuals who held true to their own beliefs and chose to lead based on what is right instead of what is popular. You will be sorely missed. God Bless you and yours.

    407. Paul Brown says:

      History has a chance to judge all of us, big and small, large and tall, but what transcends most is the unknown reward that our Creator bestows on those of us who unfalteringly follow his Word and desire. May you and the entire extended Bush family find peace and serentity in the remaining years of your lives. Thak you for your service.

    408. Adam Hubbartt Pana, says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your service to our nation. You are a true Patriot! May God bless you and your family.

    409. Ryan, Bellefontaine, says:

      Mr. President

      Thank you so much for you 8 year stance for the morals of this nation. You are the perfect example of someone who sticks to his beliefs in the face of extreme opposite pressure. Thank you for your strong support of our troops. My cousin is serving in Iraq right now and I know appreciates you as well.

    410. Kathy Oakley, San Di says:

      Please accept my thanks for your service to our country. For keeping us safe; standing strong against evil; leading our mighty military to success in Iraq. We pray for your safety and the safety of your family and best wishes to you in your future ventures.

      Sincerely,

      kathy oakley, proud mother of a US Army Sargeant.

    411. Joseph Ullman Falmou says:

      A measure of the intelligence of a nation is not necessarily the actions of its majority or the proclamations of its intelligentsia or media. Those of us in the minority about your presidency understand you were not perfect but were an honorable President, with a remarkably scandal free administration, good choices for your cabinet, who rose to the most difficult of moments. You were sacrified by the media to smooth the way for their candidate and those of us who have read carefully about the War, WMD's, and the economy thank you for the leadership and guts you showed. We'll be much the worse for our new leadership and you showed extraordinary dignity during the transition.

    412. Judith & Harry M says:

      President and Mrs. Bush,

      Thank you is not enough to express our gratitute for a difficult job well done. You gave meaning back to the presidency. You were grace under fire, and a calm in a time of terror and panic. Eight years we didn't have to fear because a man with courage and strength was our leader. Your policies never were given the chance they deserved,but you fought against odds others won't have touched. THANK YOU!!Mrs.Bush what a real example of womanhood to younger women you are. Blessings to you as you go on to the next journey in your lives.Thank you from some of us who love America ,too.

    413. Clark Baker, Los Ang says:

      Thank you President Bush. I will not wait for history to look kindly upon you. Your courage and genuine goodness is what sets you apart from everyone. Thank you for giving us and millions of others around the world a taste of freedom. My only regret is that the Marine Corps said I was too old to rejoin. I wish I'd stayed.

      Semper Fidelis!

      Clark Baker

    414. Frances Marshall, Sa says:

      Thank you for all of your service to our country and its citizens. You have truly shown courage, strength and integrity. May God bless you and your family. You will be missed.

      Frances Marshall

    415. Henry Carpender, Clo says:

      Dear President Bush, Thank you for a job well done. I sincerely wish only the best for you and your family in the future and continued success at your next endeavors whatever those may be.

    416. Jonathan Varnell, St says:

      Dear President Bush,

      My family and I would like to take this oppurtunity to thank you for your service to our great nation. Your actions taken to protect our country are at the heart of what our national government was designed to do. Wishing all the best and may you and your family have a enjoyable retirement.

      With best regards, The Varnells

    417. John, Indianapolis, says:

      Mr. Bush,

      I just want to personally thank you for the moral standard by which you so obviously live your life. You have truly been an inspiration and a great leader. I know that you have stored up many treasures in heaven for the services that you have provided to all. Thank you so much and may God continue to bless you in so many ways.

    418. Deborah - North Caro says:

      Dear President & Mrs. Bush,

      Thank you for the fortitude to serve, lead and protect this nation. I never doubted your leadership, and thank you for standing the course.

      It wasn't you that let the values of our nation fall to the point that many forget or perhaps never learned dignity, decorum and patriotism. However, you had to lead many people that were without grace and dignity, their lack of appreciation and comprehension saddens me. But being the people you are you, I'm sure you realized that so many of us were daily heartened to know that you kept us and our interests at the forefront.

      History will prove your greatness and my appreciation to you and yours is but one among many that are not heard daily on media reports. Time is the true evaluator and I have no doubt your voice will always be heard to have rung true.

      You kept us safe.

      Thank-you and your entire family for a job well done.

      You will be missed.

      Debbie

    419. JoAnn Allor, Enterpr says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you so much for your service to this great country and for staying the course in keeping our homeland safe after 9/11. I always felt secure under your watch. Thanks to Mrs. Bush for being such a gracious and wonderful first lady.

      Best wishes for a long and happy retirement to both of you, as well as to the Cheneys.

    420. Dave Rathke, Everett says:

      Mr. President,

      I am saddened that you are leaving your office. I want to thank you for keeping this country safe from terrorist attack. You, and Vice President Cheney, are noble men, men of a most excellent character. You will be greatly missed, and I wish you good health and God's protection.

    421. Danielle McKenzie, C says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for being a man of God. You are the first President I had the privilege to know.

      This year's election was the first I was able to vote in, and the outcome doesn't matter, because it is done. I believe the Republicans would have done a good job, but then again, maybe we needed a rest from the media.

      I am so proud to have called you my president. You did wonderful things and I believe you will be looked at as one of our greatest presidents, especially after 9/11.

      Thank you for protecting us and helping us sleep at night, knowing we would wake up in the morning.

      I am only 18, but I feel that you have done a great service to this country.

    422. The Wright's, M says:

      President Bush,

      My family and I would like to thank you for your service. For the last 8 yrs, we have felt safe and secure because of your strong will and your love for our country and us Americans. I thank God everyday for your tremendous service. You have made my family proud of you and our country and you will be sorely missed. I command you on your handling of our safe-keeping. I don't think I've ever felt safer than with you and your team in running the country. I'm proud of our country and proud of our awesome military and the sacrifices they made for us. You will go down in history as one of the greatest American President's in history. You did what you did….for us! Proud to be a Republican!

      Thanks so much from The Wright and The Poe families and may God Bless you, Laura and your daughters. Enjoy your retirement!

      Thanks again,

      Tammy

    423. Donny and Bonnie Sel says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      Words can not express our gratitude for the service you have given this country. As I watched you leave our nation's capitol yesterday, I felt like a member of our family was leaving for good. Next to President Reagan, we have never been more proud of a President of our lifetime as we have been of you. For the first time in our adult lives, we no longer feel comfortable in our own country. You have made us feel safe and we know that you made some very difficult decisions and for that we are truly grateful. We will pray for you and your family and that God will watch over this nation. We hope you enjoy your retirement but you will be sorely missed by millions of your supporters. Thank you for your dedication, determination and strength of will to follow your conscience and do what was right no matter the personal cost.

    424. Dave Janney, Tenness says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for all you have done; you are truly a great American President. You have kept us free from harm, restored dignity to the White House, and have been consistent, honest, and firm. The results of the work done in the Middle East will not be known for many years to come, but you have made the world a much safer place. You have done more for poor countries than any President in history, improved education, and appointed more African Americans, women, and minorities to high office than ever before – you have not received appropriate credit for these accomplishments, and that is a shame. I do disagree with the spending habits of our government in recent years and believe congress is broken and needs a completely new set of faces – you had an uphill battle dealing with these people, and believe you got a raw deal in the press. In the end, you are a true patriot and a class act. I admire your entire family very much, and I wish you the best in the future. God Bless.

    425. Mary - Cambridge, MA says:

      Thank you Mr. President for all that you have done for America. We will always remember how secure you made us feel by showing up at the World Series game for the first pitch after the tragedy of September 11th. You are a fine and good son, husband,and father and will be sorely missed. We wish you well, my friend.

    426. Vickie Caswell Houst says:

      Awesome, truly awesome. Jeremiah 29:11

    427. Daniel Evans says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for doing what you had to do to keep our Nation defended, and to keep our citizens safe. Although I wish you had spoken to us more, and answered your critics, I understand that you had a job to do, and you couldn't be baited by the morons who consistently assaulted you.

      Thank you for staying the course. You will be missed.

    428. Lori Levi, MI says:

      Thank You President Bush for your service. Your wife Laura is a beautiful classy lady that was a most upligfting first lady. I have to tell you that I will not sleep as well at night without you in charge of our security. I am grateful that you made faith based decisions and were not afraid to say so. This country needs to significantly embrace and pray for Gods help to keep us safe as I dont believe anyone else will do as good a job as you did at this point. Thank you for holding true to character instead of popularity. I hope you and Laura the best.

    429. Gail says:

      Dear Bush Family:

      Thank you for the courage and strength you modeled for our country during very difficult times. Your decisions were not easy ones and I believe you did what you believed was best for our country. History will be the judge, but we all know we are only responsible for doing our best with the situation we are given. I especially thank you for the strong moral example you and your family were after the embarrassment we had witnessed in our White House prior to your presidency. I also thank you for what you were able to do to support the cause of Life. I pray that your choices and appointments will not be in vain. May God continue to bless you and your family and all that you do.

      With gratitude,

      Gail

      PS: I loved your daughters letter to the Obama girls.

    430. Carl Alls, Okemah, O says:

      Mr. President, Thank you for all you have done for my family and the country as a whole. Thank you for staying the course. Thank you for keeping us safe. Thank you for keeping your eye on that task and leaving the opinion polls to the pundits. I will not forget you or your work. God Bless you Mr. President!

    431. Kim Carroll, Orlando says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      Thank you for remaining a man of integrity and honor for the last 8 years. Thank you for ALWAYS doing what you felt was right and sticking to your convictions no matter how tough things got. Thank you for keeping us safe. Thank you for accepting God's guidance, for your dedication, your determination and for being a true leader. May God bless you and your family. Thank you!

    432. Hozro1, Oregon says:

      Thank you Mr. President and God Bless you and Mrs. Bush.

      My wife )Judy) and I, (Lynn) have worked had for both of your campaigns without a single regret.

      We are proud Americans and very proud of your accomplishments, including but certainly not limited to 9/11/01.

      History will remember that you warned Congress of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for years before their collapse.

      You will be remembered that you more than any other President, did more for Africa, than any previous regime or the rest of the World combined.

      Both you And Mrs. Bush will be remembered for tripling the amount of Federal funding to the States for education!

      History will record that under your Administration, America had the largest re-enlistment during a time of war in its entire history.

      We will long remember a President human enough to life at his own errors while making speeches, not being afraid to show open affection to his Wife and children in public, nor to shed a tear, during the funeral of one of our fallen soldiers.

      Mr. Bush, I am proud to have been an American under your Presidency!

      Thank you and God bless us all,

      Lynn and Judy DeSpain

    433. Jeremy Winningham, T says:

      Mr President,

      I appreciate your strength in the times of uncertainty, your compassion in times of hardship, and your perseverance in the face of fierce opposition. Many will remember your presidency because of the financial crisis, many for the immigration debate or WMD's, but I choose to remember you, the man George W Bush for your humanity and patriotism during 9/11 and the days thereafter. Thank you for your service and may God bless your retirement years with much peace and joy.

    434. Debbie Gruver Vesta says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Over the past eight years I have learned a great deal about my fellow Americans. I have seen them be eighty plus percent behind you in your fight against terrorism, including your decision to go to war with Iraq. I then watched as a few years went by and 9/11 became a distant memory to so many as they got bored or watched MSNBC a few times, do a complete 180 degree and become disenchanted with the same war. I watched the worst national disaster in the history of our country named Katrina and the valiant efforts of so many who were successful in saving so many. I then watched in confusion and anger as Oprah Winfrey's pet anchor Anderson Cooper went on the air blaming you for this tragedy and your failed attempts to keep the 90,000 miles of flooding and mahem under control. The complaints were that there was no air conditioning in the arena where the survivors were given shelter, and it took a few days to get everyone water and food. Though there was mention that most of the people should not have even been there-especially in New Orleans, and that there were police looting the stores and not showing up for duty, and criminals shooting at the brave people attempting to save the victims, those stories were few and way out-numbered by the outrageous accusations that continue to this day to be flung at you unfairly. I have watched as irresponsible people have cheated one another and all of us by being too greedy or not paying their bills-especially mortgages. I have seen news anchors and commentators say half truths and outright lies about all of the above, and become no better than Tass wannabes. Through all of this, I have seen you and Mrs. Bush be nothing but gracious, patient and upbeat. You have never gotten in the gutter with the MSNBC and CNN henchmen and women who have made it their business to make sure that most Americans are completely ignorant of any facts that might disagree with their opinions. I continue to be hopeful that my fellow Americans will start paying more attention to what is actually happening in this country and will realize sooner rather than later that you have done a remarkable job given the tragedies that happened on your watch. Your dedication to our country and your confidence in your decisions are appreciated by many now, and will be evident to most as time goes on. God bless you, and God bless our great country. Thank you for your service.

    435. denise sekulic - Que says:

      Well Done ! You are a good and faithful man, enjoy your well deserved rest.

    436. The McBryde's, says:

      Though we did not always agree, we had faith that your core principles were aligned with ours. And, I still believe that today. For your strengh, your conviction, your resolve(though I'm tired of that word) and courage, we salute you. Once the smoke has cleared, we believe that history will acknowlede your strength and leadership….. during one of the most troublesome times most of us have seen. Thank you for your sacrifice and dedication to our country.

      God bless you and your family. And, God bless America.

    437. Alicia, Hendersonvil says:

      President Bush,

      I am very thankful for this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your service to our country. Hard times called for you to be steadfast in your beliefs even when faced with some of the most prolific problems of our times, 9/11, Ira

      I would also like to thank Laura at this time. She is the most gracious First Lady we have ever had. Everything she did was done with a touch of class. I am forever grateful for the example that she has provided.

    438. Jean and Don Tuten, says:

      A simple Thank You for your devotion to our country. We will miss you. We wish you and your family the best life has to offer.

    439. Doug Warsko Watervl says:

      There was a lot on your plate your whole term. Your administration was a class act. There is much to thank you for, proctecting the country, tax cuts, two great Supreme Court Justices, and much more. Thank you so much and may God bless you and Laura. Doug and Linda Warsko

    440. Marshall Hill-Michig says:

      Dear Mr. President

      You put America and its people,Number One priority for Safety and Security durng your

      term.While under pressure from the non thinkers

      in Our Great Country,who have no idea what

      needed to be done and still don't

      My family thanks you for your Love of Country

      first!

      Marshall Hill

      Policeman Retired

    441. Barbara and Joe Gett says:

      Thank you President Bush. We will always be grateful that you served our country as our President. Thank you for always standing up for your faith and telling the world that prayer is an important part of your life. Thank you for standing up for the unborn. Thank you for caring about the people who live in poverty and suffer with AIDS on the African continent. Someday I would love to shake your hand. May God Bless you and your family.

    442. EDWIN & TERESA G says:

      MR. BUSH,

      THANK YOU FOR BEING A TRUE AMERICAN,AND NOT WAVERING ON WHAT SOMEONE HAD TO DO TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY SAFE . IM NOT A VERY EDUCATED PERSON ,I DONT KNOW ALOT OF FANCY WORDS ,I DONT HAVE ALOT OF MONEY ,BUT I GET BY ON MY PAY . BUT WHAT IAM IS

      A TRUE BLOODED AMERICAN ,AND I LOVE MY COUNTRY AND WHAT WE STAND FOR . WE HAVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR BELIEFS TO THANK FOR LEADING OUR COUNTRY IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION .SO FROM ME MY WIFE AND OUR THREE GIRLS AND TWO BOYS , THANK YOU I WISH YOU HAD MORE TIME TO FINISH WHAT YOU HAVE STARTED BECAUSE THO ITS HARD TO SEE WE ARE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION . DONT GO TO FAR I BET THERE GOING TO NEED YOUR INSIGHT .

      IN CLOSING GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY !

      THANK YOU ,

      EDWIN GRIFFIN

    443. Alicia, Hendersonvil says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I am very thankful for this opportunity to let you know just how much I appreciate your service to our country. You remained steadfast in your beliefs when faced with impossible circumstances, 9/11, Iraq and Bin Laden just to name a few. You have always had my support and respect. Only a handful of men have had the opportunity to walk in your shoes. You conducted yourself with great humility while displaying unmeasurable strength. I will be forever grateful to you. I am proud to have called you my President.

      I would also like to say thank you to Laura at this time. She has been one of the most gracious First Ladies we have ever had. Everything she did was done with a touch of class. She has been a great example to me of the true beauty of a woman.

      Thank you both for your sevice to America. You will always be one of my favorite presidents. God bless you and your family.

    444. The Rome Family, GA says:

      President Bush, I voted for you and I'd vote for you again! We may not have agreed on every issue but our values lined up on the major points. Primarily~GOD, family, country. I was always proud of you and Laura during your time in Washington. The left may not have liked a lot of the decisions that you made but I ALWAYS knew where you stood. Because that was one reason I voted for you in the first place…'he says what he means and means what he says'. Thanks for that! Thank you for your tireless effort in a thankless world. GOD knows the efforts your family has made and HE knows the principles this great Nation was built on. Too bad so many have forgotten. May you enjoy this next passage in your life! Thank you for your service.

    445. Alice,Orlando,Florid says:

      God's Blessings to you and your family and success in your new endeavors. Thank you for all of your support in keeping America free and safe from the devils that want to destroy us, jealous and envious as they are. Keep up your good work.! Sorry you have to endure the ills of the left liberals of this country, we have our own evils too.

    446. Kelly and Bernadette says:

      Thank you President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush for the last eight years of your service. Our Country has been through some of the most heart felt battles and you stood your ground and believed in us. I greatly appreciate all of your values and your strong beliefs.Your dedication to our Country is why we should all stand proud to be Americans.The job you have done over the last eight years has not been an easy one and you gave it your very best and we thank you for that. Thanks for including us in your very private moments with your beautiful wife and daughters.You will be missed but not ever forgotten. I wish you and your family a future of good health and much happiness. Enjoy your precious time with your family,you truly deserve it!!!

      God Speed

    447. Steve and Gloria Haw says:

      Dear President Bush and Mrs. Bush:

      Thank you both for demonstrating what it is to be a Christian. We have watched you for 8 years and are so proud to call you our President. You have stood when others would have fallen. You stood firm after 9/11 and kept us safe. You have been vilified over and over by many in the mainstream media; yet you did not respond in kind. Thank you for so many of the hard decisions you had to make in our behalf…decisions we were not even aware of, in order, to preserve our safety and security. God bless you and yours and know you will be missed. Steve and Gloria Hawkins, Pampa, Tx

    448. Jamie Turner, German says:

      President Bush, I want to thank you and your family for your 8 years of service to our country. I want you to know that my prayers have been with you – I know you have been viciously maligned like no other President before you – and you have showed strength and resolve despite that. You kept us safe – knowing potential and real threats that the rest of us could never know unless they became true. I thank you for the fact that we never had to realize those since 9/11. You and Laura served with grace not often seen – showing real class even when you were treated with none. I pray that God blesses your future.

    449. Monica Leon, Custer, says:

      Dear Mr and Mrs President Bush,

      Thank you for your dedicated service to our great nation. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.

    450. JC and Gloria Ulrich says:

      Thank you Mr. President for caring more about the protection of America, its citizens and the freedoms provided by our Constitution than your own 'favorable ratings'. History (unless it's rewritten by Marxism) will accord you the honor and respect you deserve. We are burdened by the number of Americans refusing to accept responsibility for their personal decisions and by the large number of people in our society who refuse to educate themselves beyond a headline. We are amazed by the number of citizens who accept the mentality that government, or unions, or news media know what's better for them. We are disappointed that conservatives, religious or not, refused to stand up, speak out against the vile attacks against you (this includes some in your own Party). We are unbelievably shaken by the "creation" of the current president by the media and unions. Thank you, sir, for your strenghth and courage during the last 8 years and thank you for the 60-plus months of REAL economic growth. You restored the dignity of the Oval Office and gave us the most gracious First Lady ever. May God bless your family.

    451. Gerri, Jacksonville, says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      With all my heart I thank you and your very gracious wife for the eight years of service that you gave to a country that has so quickly forgotten 9/11/2001. I was very proud to have you as the Commander in Chief and, as a conservative, I appreciated the fact that we still had some moral values in Washington, D.C. I know that it had to have been very hard on Mrs.Bush to hear all the unkind and untrue things that were said against you and how you were ridiculed. To both of you I say, "God bless and watch over you". And may God bless us in the coming days – only HE knows what lies in the future of America.

    452. Lincoln and Jackie D says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for all you did for us in your eight years in office. You kept us safe from further terrorist attacks and saw us through with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. You and Laura were a bright

      spot for all Americans to look up to. You made the hard choices that had to be made and did not go wobbly in the knees like so many around you.

      We sincerely hope you and Laura have a wonderful time in Texas. You deserve a break.

      God Bless You and Laura,

      Lincoln and Jackie Dimmick

      Pueblo, Colorado

    453. Sarah, Kennewick, WA says:

      Dear President Bush: Even though I disagreed with a lot of your policies, I want to thank you for keeping Americans safe during your Presidency. I also want to express my gratitude for keeping the White House an honorable place, unlike our Former President.

    454. Linda Graham Montcla says:

      Dear President Bush, I am so very sorry to see you leave office. You have taken a lot of unfair criticism and unjust declarations against your character, ect.

      I have never been so proud of a president as I am of you. You held the line in one of the greatest disasters to hit this country.

      You have kept the prinicipals of Jesus Christ before this nation.

      I think you are a very courageous and full of integrity.

      I know that you are a praying man and for that this nation is grateful.

      You and Laura are gracious and kind.

      I do not look forward to anything good coming out ot the present administration. They are totally foolish and are so blinded that they cannot see the path we should go.

      YOu and your family be blessed. Get some rest and remember they persecuted you because you are a strong Believer.

      My prayers will continue for you.

      Linda Graham

    455. Bob and Janice Flani says:

      Thank you PRESIDENT BUSH for your honorable service to our country. Thank you for making the tough choices. Thank you for taking on the “war on terror” in the face of radical attacks. Thank you and GOD bless.

    456. Neal Clacher, Living says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for keeping the country safe,you and Vice President Cheney made for one hell of a team.Just when the country needed strong leadersship you stepped up. I am concerned that all that has been accomplished in the war against Islamic extremists is going to go for nothing when the liberal weenies force us to retreat.

      Mr. President, our prayers are with you and your family and as always God Bless America.

    457. Alice,Orlando,Florid says:

      God’s Blessings to you and your family and success in your new endeavors. Thank you for all of your support in keeping America free and safe from the devils that want to destroy us, jealous and envious as they are. Keep up your good work.! Sorry you have to endure the ills of the left liberals of this country, we have our own evils too.

    458. Daniel Hall, West Fr says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I want to thank you for courage, determination and fortitude in standing against the evils that seek to destroy our America. I can only believe that the strength to face the onslaught of terrorism, economic problems, and an ungrateful, media-biased population have protected our lives, liberties and pursuit of happiness far more than anyone can ever realize.

      Please, President Bush, be aware that there are more of us who believe in you and your vision for America than there might seem.

      God bless you and your lovely family. You are still in our prayers.

      Very Thankfully Yours,

      Daniel Hall,

      Fellow American

    459. Julie Ellis Auburn, says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      Just want to say thank you for all you have done…..for keeping us safe, for being a man of honor and integrity, for being a trustworthy servant….and doing it all under the guidance and wisdom of God. I have prayed for you and Laura over the past years and I am grateful that God gave us the gift of your leadership. I know He will bless you beyond measure for your service to Him and our country.

    460. M. K. Nelson says:

      Dear Mr. President and Mrs. Bush,

      My hearfelt thanks for the sacrifices you and your family have made for our country. While a biased media and poll takers constantly undermined your efforts to follow through on your promises to protect America you never waivered.

      Know in your hearts that many Americans love you and are very grateful for your strong leadership. Mrs. Bush is absolutely correct when she says time will prove that your legacy as President will be a proud and honorable one.

      God Bless you and keep you and your family safe.

      Most Sincerely,

      Marcia Nelson

      San Luis Obispo, CA

    461. Jimmy L. Konogeris - says:

      Dear Mr. President & Mrs. Bush

      Welcome back home to our beloved Texas. Thank you and our very gracious Laura for outstanding service to our nation! I have no doubt, after the dust settles, you will be regarded as having been a wonderfully great President who kept our citizens and country safe while at the sAme time triumphing over two bodies of unethical, deceitful, malicious, greedy and sleazy legislatures. You doubtless faced head on countless other adversities while making "sole searching & buck passing" grave decisions.

      I am grateful. Best wishes to you both and God Bless!

      Sincerely,

      Jim

    462. David Little Lilbur says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I wish, from the bottom of my heart, to thank you for your patriotic and loving service to our nation. Thanks to you, we were not attacked after nine eleven. Thanks to you, we won, essentially, a war in Iraq that every one of your detractors predicted we'd lose. I cannot imagine the weight on your shoulders in guiding our nation. I cannot, even, understand those who hammered away at you day and night year in and year out, constantly criticising what I am sure they could never understand regarding your actions. I had some fiscal policy disagreement with your administration, but, I never once questioned your handling of international situations, in example Iraq and Afghanistan. Sometimes our view of what's best for Israel parted ways. I believe we should have always given them that which they needed to protect themselves and have never criticized how they employed those weapons. Their situation is like a fist fight wherein many people are circling one individual who is trying to defend himself. Again, thank you for returning morality and decency to the office of president. May God always bless you and all of yours. You don't know me, but I am your friend and admirer.

      Dave Little mileater@aol.com

    463. Daniel Hall, West Fr says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I would like to sincerely thank you for your courage, fortitude, and character during your tenure as our president. The challenges you have faced have been seemingly overwhelming, but you have persevered, staying the course. I can only believe that our very lives, liberties and pursuit of happiness have been greatly enhanced due to your leadership.

      God Bless you and your lovely family. You are all still in our prayers.

      With heartfelt thanks and gratitude,

      Daniel Hall

    464. Rick Gendreau, Tulsa says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for your service.

      God bless you and yours.

    465. David Peterson, CWO4 says:

      President Bush,

      I have spent 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy. I watched previous attacks on the U.S. (USS Cole, Khobar Towers, etc) go virtually unpunished. You had the courage to make the hard choices and do what was necessary to respond to this nations enemies. You had the heart to stay the course when so many people questioned and ridiculed everything you said or did. I thank you for your courage to do what is right, even if it was not "politically correct". It has been an honor to serve with you as Commander in Chief. Fair winds and following seas, and God Bless.

    466. W. H. Jones Macomb, says:

      Dear Pres. Bush,

      I am 70 yrs. old and a new convert to conservatism. Please, add my thanks for keeping this nation of ours safe from terrorist attacks.

      May God hold you and yours in the palm of His Hand.

    467. The Blair Family Gil says:

      I want to Thank you for your steadfast leadership during unthinkable challenges our country endured during your 8 years as President. I am greatful that you were our President when 9/11 happened. You never waivered in your determination to get those involved, and making the safety and security of the United States your number one priority! You were always an inspiring Commander in Chief, always stating your pride and admiration to our troops and their families. I also want to thank you for the respect and integrity you brought to the White House. I have been proud to call you my President. May God Bless you and Mrs Bush, and I hope you enjoy your post-presidency life.

    468. Moore Family, Pittsb says:

      President Bush , May I first apoligize for few letters I wrote to the Republican Headquarters about being so mad at you for not speaking out and for not releasing the border agents. Overall, I have so much respect for all you have done for America and it saddens me deeply how so many Americans are brainwashed or just plain stupid for not paying attention as to what was going on in our country. It scares me to death where all this hate come from. My family and I voted for you twice and are so grateful for all you have done. As a parent my heart goes out to your mom/dad for all the horrible things they had to hear, I know it brought tears to my eyes many times. You have a beautiful family and God Bless All of You and I hope someday to visit your library. Thank you for protecting us all these years. Wishing you and Laura a great future.

    469. Mary Kardes, Hammond says:

      I commend you for holding true to your convictions during troubled times and I thank you for keeping this, the greatest country on earth safe.

    470. Jackson DeLand, New says:

      Dear Mr President, My children and I were talking about what we were thankful for. My seven year old said that he was "thankful that President Bush kept us safe!" My humble thanks for keeping my children safe. If you are ever in New Orleans, and want to enjoy some good local Bass Fishing, let me know. I would be proud to show you some good spots. God Bless You and Our Great Country!

    471. Marjie Klockmann says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush, Thank you for your great service to our great nation. With you in charge I felt safe. I felt in my heart you were making the right choices for all the tough decisions you had to make. God bless you!

    472. Sharon Rogers, Marbl says:

      I want to thank you for sticking with what you thought was right. As you said in your interview with Sean Hannity "you have to look into that mirror" You have been a class act. I doubt if anyone else had been president at the time of 9/11 if they could have done what you did. As you said it was not the popular thing to do but you did it for our country. I just know you will go down in history as a great President of the United States. I am so fearful and sad for this country now. Please take care of Laura she has been the best First Lady.

      Enjoy your family.

    473. Marjie Klockmann, Fa says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush, Thank you for your great service to our great nation. With you in charge I felt safe. I felt in my heart you were making the right choices for all the tough decisions you had to make. God bless you!

    474. Wayne Maier, Santa C says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your many years of service to our nation. I may not have always agreed with you but you did what had to be done. May history remember you for your great acomplishments and may God continue to bless you and your family.

    475. Ken Helland, Fargo, says:

      I would like to thank you and Laura for keeping the the U.S. and us safe from the terrorist threat. Thanks, ken

    476. Larry Jackson says:

      Dear ex-president George W. Bush. While I have disagreed with some of your policies. I totally supported the Iraq war. I thank you for doing what you felt you must do inorder to keep America secure from radical Islam. You were courageous to open yourself up to the personal attacks of the left and their relentless hatred of you. Trust me Mr. ex-president you did the right thing. Thank you and God Bless you. Sincerly Yours: Larry Jackson

    477. The Harness Family, says:

      We attended your inauguration in 2005, and we thank you for your stalwart service. Mostly, I thank you for your commitment to the "least among us"–the unborn. I thank you for your dependance on the only true leader of the 'freed' world, the believers in Christ Jesus as Lord. Thank you for your humility and for keeping our country safe from terrorists and foriegn enemies of freedom.

    478. H. J. Epstein Saras says:

      Thank you President Bush. My entire family appreciates you and all you did to keep us safe. We also thank you for sticking by Israel. You are the best friend Israel has ever had. You will be missed.

    479. Marilee Thurman, Van says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I just want to thank you for all you did for us these past 8 years. I know you had hard choices to make, and even if they weren't popular, you still went with what you felt to be right. I thank you for this. God Bless you in all you do, and enjoy being "just" a citizen!

    480. Rhonda Puotinen, Cap says:

      President Bush,

      I want to thank you for your service to our Country and for your patience with, I have to say it, the idiots in the majority of our media. I ask myself all the time how did we get here? How do we praise people that we should not praise and discredit people who deserve so much respect? I did not watch the inaugaration of the new President, because I could not stand to hear the media go on and on about it like they do. And when I heard that there were boos towards you, I was so glad I did not watch it. That just sickened me. I do not know if Mr. Obama did what he should have done and remark against that being done, but I have a feeling I would have heard about it. If he did not comment on that poor behavior, then that tells me so much more than all of his words. This Country owes you so much, taking all of the heat, keeping us safe, being proactive instead of reactive, I could go on and on. No one is perfect, but you should hold your head up high. The Lord knows your heart and your intentions, and he is the one that counts after all. I wish you and Mrs. Bush the very best. I hope you can somehow relax and enjoy things like you use to. I also hope we hear you and see you on shows that will treat you with the respect you deserve. You know who they are.

      God Bless you and Thank you so much for 8 years of your life.

      We will miss you,

      Rhonda Puotinen

    481. J Compere, TX says:

      God bless you and your lovely wife You have both demonstrated grace and courage during some very tough times for our nation. Thank you for making the difficult decisions and keeping us safe. We are proud to have you back here in Texas!!!

    482. The McDonald's says:

      Dear President Bush and Family-

      We miss you so much already, and it's only been a day- We want you to know how much we love you and the Bush Family and are very proud of you for your testimony of Jesus Christ- It is in Him where you find your strength, and we see that clearly.

      Sincerely, The McDonald Family

    483. Richard Costello (ag says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for serving our country, and helping people with their taxes. I think you are a good man, and one of the best Presidents. You taught me how to be a better person. Have a happy time living in Texas.

    484. Jim & Jeni Hiles says:

      Dear Mr. President, we are very grateful for your courage and determination to protect all Americans from further terrorist attacks. We greatly appreciate the love you have in your heart for our Nation. God Bless you, Sir! Thank you for staying tough and not waivering in your opinion.

    485. Tricia Donegan, Stan says:

      Thank you Mr. President for your faithful service to our country. My family is safer because of your vigilance and committment to keeping America safe. I will miss the eloquence that the First Lady brought to the White House. Your legacy will show you and Laura to be a real class act.

    486. Lee Hofley & Bob says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your service in keeping us safe. It takes an extraordinary man to stick to his moral compass when so many people are against him.

      You and Mrs. Bush are a class act and will be missed.

      God bless you and your family.

    487. Tracey - Ponca City says:

      Mr. Bush

      Thank you for keeping us safe for the last 8 years and for not budging on what you believe in God bless you Sir

    488. Russell Schiffbauer says:

      Thank you President Bush for keeping this country safe for your term of office. And thank you for being a man of character and faith, you deserve more praise for what you have done for us, i hope these comments make up for the poor media coverage you received my prayers are with you and your family we are a better nation because of you.

    489. Dave Freeman says:

      NO!! I will NOT thank George W. Bush. He and Karl Rove have all but destroyed the Republican Party. They've left the Conservative Movement in a state of shambles shattering its very foundation. The once solid Conservative Movement is now porous and brittle. George Bush shamefully pandered to special interests such as the U.S. Chamber and Mexican Gov't, allowing our sovereign southern border to be seriously breeched. Taking no action while the birthright of millions of working U.S. citizens was stolen. He forced U.S. taxpayers to not only pay for the "safety net" of our own nations poor but also for other nations poor, against our own will. And when we protested he would sling open insults at us telling us that we should be, "more open minded". And when 2 of our valiant Border Patrol agents attempted to protect us from a known drug runner, trying to smuggle 750 lbs of marijuana into our nations school kids, he caved to the demands of the Mexican gov't and worked feverishly to have them thrown in jail.

      And I feel that Heritage Foundation has not been nearly aggressive enough in trying to purge this negative element from the GOP. This cabal of transnationalist headed by George W. Bush. The very timid and over-cautious Heritage Foundation must take a large portion of the responsibility for our losses on 11/7/06 and 11/4/08.

      No. George W. Bush and his ilk have nothing but contempt for the GOP Base. He's demonstrated that contempt over and over again, especially since 1/21/05 and deserves no praise.

      The GOP is in tatters. A sinking ship thanks to him. And what are we doing here? Slobbering, governed by emotions. A very "small" mutual admiration society. Sickening! If this comment is not approved – I withdraw my membership from HF. David Freeman

    490. Nancy J. Thorner, La says:

      Dear President Bush,

      You are to be saluted for your service to Country these past eight years. I have not always agreed with you, but you have been a great Commander in Chief. You have kept this nation and its people safe, so safe that the Iraq War ceased to be a campaign issue in the November elections. I feel certain that history will conclude that the Iraq War was just and noble, although a fair writing of the past is still years in the making. Likewise your Supreme Court picks of Samuel Alito and John Roberts are a proud lasting legacy. The American people should consider themselves lucky and blessed to have had you as president and Dick Cheney as your vice president at the helm these past eight years. I know I am. You had to contend with many issues which were not of your own making, yet you were made the scapegoat. I wish you and Laura well as you transition back to civilian life. May God continue to bless the both of you, as I hope He will continue to bless this nation in these troubling times.

    491. Jim and Evelyn, Theb says:

      My husband and I want to thank you and Vice President Dick Cheney for keeping our country safe for the past eight years. We wish you and Mrs. Bush the very best.

    492. Jen and Joshua, Mari says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for keeping us safe since 9/11. Thank you for doing whatever it took and making the hard decisions to do what you thought was best for us all.

      God bless you & yours.

    493. Joy A.Wiseman Scotts says:

      I send you the highest of accolades. Thank you for your devotion to this country. I am saddened to see you depart the White House.

    494. Deville family, Lafa says:

      Mr. President, You are a great man. A man of courage and conviction, this country has been greatly blessed to have you as a leader, hold your head high, and return with honor.

      I am fearful for the people of the United States of America. This country is ready for a black leader, just now one with the values of Obama's. If only our great americans could have looked passed his color to see what he really stands for, they might not have been quite so eager to vote for color.

      God bless you and your family,

    495. Linda Pfonner, Buffa says:

      Thank you, Mr Bush, for knowing that our armed forces can accomplish their mission if only allowed to do so; for recognizing an act of war when it is perpetrated right here on American soil, and for not yielding to the whining and wailing of the cowards and fools who did not understand what you did: that some things cannot be solved by talking, but only by doing what is right. You kept us safe, sir, and you freed millions of people suffering under tyranny. Thank you.

    496. E.M. Perry, NY says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for daring to be unpopular in order to make the hard choices. Thank you for all your acts of kindness that the media did not see or refused to acknowledge. Thank you for your support of our servicemen and women as well as your compassion for our veterans. Thank you for making the world safer for our children. But most of all, thank you for being a man of honor and integrity. You stood for what is great about America. There are many of us out here who understand that. Enjoy your retirement Mr. President. You certainly deserve it.

    497. Jim Cutting says:

      Many Thanks President Bush!! I Would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you and Vice-President Cheney, and wish you the best. You have served this country well and kept it safe. I no longer feel that way with the present occupants of the White House and the government we now have in place. I know that Freedom is not free nor is it easy to preserve. None are so hopelesly enslaved as those who falsely Believe they are FREE. Thomas Jefferson. Thank you for putting this nation before you political beliefs. Jim Cutting Family

    498. Esther Houseman, Was says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for your unwavering conviction and commitment to our country. You maintained your composure and integrity as you met many incredible challenges few can comprehend. Your determination to follow through on difficult decisions even when those decisions were not deemed popular was admirable. Ultimately, you have fought for and preserved our safety and freedom. For this I am eternally grateful. Thank you again for every minute of your service to our country. God bless you and your family and enjoy retirement. You deserve it!

    499. George W Pilgreen Ne says:

      Sir: My family and I love you and Laura as much as we love our country. Many years ago my father

      had the great opportunity to meet with your dad on

      business, he drove a hundred miles out of the way to ask if I'd like to go as a bystander, of course I did. What remarkable men, the two of you.

      Maybe one day I'll get to meet you and Laura. We praise the Lord for your service and your love for Him.

    500. Sharon Johnson Brigh says:

      Thank you with all my heart for the great leader you have been these past 8 years. You have saved our lives many times over with your political skill, quick thinking, and the desire to make this a free and safe country. War was necessary, but much was given for it's cause as it has been thru the centuries. Some polls rank you as one of the worst, but one day you will be remembered as one of the best. All of these comments you are receiving from this site really pretty much sums it up. Never regret what you gave for you country.

      Thank you for caring about each of us. Enjoy this time now with your family. May love and peace abide with you.

    501. Erik Halthen, Atlant says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for your time of service. It has been an honor to call you my president the past 8 years. Your integrity while in office has proved to be stronger than the worst of the wrongfull attacks of your character.

      Erik Halthen

    502. Connie Fullmer, Rose says:

      Dear Mr President and Laura, I thank the Lord that we have had a godly man in the White House for the past 8 years. I never doubted that you listened to what He said to you and that you did your best to follow His direction. I prayed for you often and for Laura. I thank you for taking a stand for the things of God even when the millions were against it. I thank you for standing with Israel, because as you did, it kept the USA in God's favor. In these last days, as the shaking becomes stronger, I know you and Laura will be found standing and pleasing to our God.

    503. Christina Sanchez Da says:

      My Dear President Bush-Thank you so very much for never compromising your beliefs and Christian values.

      I will never, ever forget how your compassion for our Country showed so clearly on 9/11. Please know that there are many of us that DO greatly appreciate all that you accomplished in your 8 years in Office.

      Also, I will miss that handsome mug of yours, and seeing your beautiful, graceful wife, Laura. She exudes graciousness! We can clearly see that you are still very much in love with each other!

      I enjoyed hearing that you bring your wife coffee! Loverly!

      May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

      P.S.

      I'm sorry that there was not more news on the day the Ship was named for your father. What a moving ceremony!

    504. Tracy, Wilmington, N says:

      Thank you for all of the sacrifices you and your family have made for our country. I appreciate all you did for us, regardless of how you were portrayed in the media. God Bless You for making our country feel safe again.

    505. Christina Sanchez Da says:

      y Dear President Bush-Thank you so very much for never compromising your beliefs and Christian values.

      I will never, ever forget how your compassion for our Country showed so clearly on 9/11. Please know that there are many of us that DO greatly appreciate all that you accomplished in your 8 years in Office.

      Also, I will miss that handsome mug of yours, and seeing your beautiful, graceful wife, Laura. She exudes graciousness! We can clearly see that you are still very much in love with each other!

      I enjoyed hearing that you bring your wife coffee! Loverly!

      May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

      P.S.

      I’m sorry that there was not more news on the day the Ship was named for your father. What a moving ceremony!

    506. James Anderson; Rosc says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I want to thank you for your service to our country. I appreciate all you did to keep all U.S. Citizens safe. I know you did what was right at the expense of being popular. That must have been difficult, but I think all you did was worth it.

      I will miss the professionalism that you and your staff braought back to the office of President.

      My offer still stands — you and Mrs. Bush are welcome to come spend time with my family (I have daughters too — four). You can relax after a tough eight years. We can barbeque (or roast if its still winter), and we can enjoy some good conversation.

      Thanks again for all you did,

      Jim Anderson

    507. Allen Scott, Pennsyl says:

      You brought class and honor back to the White House. I never had to worry about you or your administration bending the rules to accommodate yourself. The way in which you welcomed the 44th President and the class you demonstrated I admired and respected. I strongly disagreed with your Prescription drug plan and your signing onto the bank bailouts but for 8 years I did not have to worry at night whether we would be safe. The ridicule and hateful comments and vicious attacks leveled at you was not deserving. You served our country proud, and you handled the office of the Presidency with great honor. I salute you Mr President. I will continue to pray for you and your family as you retire to Texas.

    508. The Gogerty Family says:

      Our heart overflows with gratitude for your service to and the sacrifices you and your family made for this country. You were true to your course, honoralbe and faithful, we thank you for that. May God richly bless and reward you and your family- oh- how we will miss your presence at the helm of this country. Thankyou again President Bush.

    509. Daniel L. Haney, Ale says:

      Thank you sir for all you have to done to keep this country great and for sticking to your ideals. Your incredibly focused work in Africa will not go unnoticed and has touched many lives. The incredible work in Afghanistan and Iraq will bring these countries out of the dark ages. I believe that we can spread the word to our children and grandchildren to make sure you have a honest, solid, positive presidential legacy for all the ages. God bless you and your family.

      DLH

    510. Louis and Nancy Foug says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for all you have done for us. Enjoy your retirement.

    511. S.Murillo says:

      Mr. President,

      You are truly an inspiration for all Americans!

      Your courage and dedication for keeping The United States safe will be MISSED.

      We are looking forward to visiting your library.

    512. Randy Juzwiak Sr, Ne says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      I thank the good Lord for the both of you. You have made me proud to be apart of the greatest nation on earth. Thank you for your tireless work on protecting the unborn. Thank you for your resolve to protect American borders. And, thank you for your compassion in liberating human beings overseas from dictators who want to surpress freedom and exercise injustices.

      The both of you have been a wonderful example to me and my family. Enjoy the rest of your years here on earth with dignity and honor knowing that you have been a positive influence to many. And, may the good Lord say to you one day, "Well done thou good and faithful servants".

    513. Alex, New Orleans says:

      Thank you President Bush, for eveything you have done for the America, for my kids, my family, and me. You and your family are awesome. God Bless you!

    514. McCallon family, Kir says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      We would like to thank you for the many sacrifices that you both made while serving our great country in the White House! We are especially grateful for keeping us safe ever since the 911 attacks,we will never forget that awful day and the great compassion and leadership that you provided. Thank you, also for supporting and honoring our military and for your deep compassion with the families that gave the ultimate sacrifice. Our gratitude extends to all that you did to protect the most helpless citizens of this country, the unborn! We are grateful for the stand that you took against the Partial Birth Abortion bill and all that you stood for in protecting the unborn. We know that you were not respected for what you did and though it may seem as though you paid a high price for it all, in the end, it will be known that you stood for life, and the family unit, and ultimately that you strove to do the best for our country. May God richly bless both of you and may this next chapter in your lives be full of rich blessings and great peace!Thank you as sincerely as we can make these words show it!

      Thank you both!

    515. Paul and Janice Colt says:

      President and Mrs. Bush, we have greatly admired your strength of character, your grace under fire, your faithfulness to Christian principles, your courage and steadfastness. We haven't always agreed with every decision, but we have been so grateful for your stand on abortion and for all you did to keep America safe. We feel that the war in Iraq is necessary and that being fully successful in that war is absolutely essential. America stands for liberty. That's important. We thank both of you for giving us eight years of unfailing service. And, we wish you many more years of good health and happiness and success in whatever you choose to do with the rest of your lives. We're proud to say we supported you as President of the United States of America. These words apply to Vice President and Mrs. Chaney as well. All of you were a class act, genuine and faithful to your nation. God bless you.

    516. The Fulkerson Family says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      Our family is grateful for this opportunity to say thank you very much for keeping us safe and for your service to our country! We feel that you were a great President and First Lady especially since you faced some very tragic times in America. They attacked us once but you didn't let it happen again!! I guess that you made it look too easy since the Press and some Americans took it for granted but our family didn't! We understand the price for safety since our son is currently stationed in Iraq. We will miss you as Commander in Chief.

      May God bless you and your family. May God bless America!

    517. Stephanie and Richar says:

      President and Mrs. Bush, thank you for sticking to your conservative and Christian values while under constant attack. Both my husband and I are direct descendants of Revolutionary War Patriot soldiers and my father was a WWII navy veteran. We understand what gaining and keeping freedom takes. Thank you for your commitment to that ongoing task. Stephanie and Richard Mason

    518. Atty. Paul D. Langer says:

      Dear President Bush & Vice-President Cheney:

      As you leave office, I want to express my deepest and sincerest appreciation for all you have done during your terms in office to protect the United States homeland, to advance American security through the war on terror and through advancing freedom abroad, and to achieve economic prosperity during the past eight years, in spite of the economic challenges you faced early on and the unexpected economic challenges we face now.

      Please know that many millions of your fellow citizens are deeply grateful and forever indebted to you both for your service and for your achievements in office. Through all the difficulties and challenges, you never tired, you never faltered, and you never failed to protect our country.

      May God bless you and your families, and may God bless the United States of America.

    519. Daniel M, Arlington says:

      Thank you Mr President. Many people try to judge you without having any idea of what it's like to be in the shoes of the presidency. They are obviously foolish. God Bless you.

    520. Cal, Virginia says:

      I wish you well in your post presidential endeavors. Thank you for your leadership and for staying the course in our fight against global terrorism. My wife and I keep you and your family in our prayers. God bless you always.

    521. Beverly, NY says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thanks for keeping us safe

      …and more thanks for promoting a culture of life.

      God bless you and your family!

    522. Alex, San Rafael, CA says:

      Thank you Mr. President for your steadfast and resolute leadership these past 8 years. Thank you for keeping this country and our children safe. Thank you for standing up to the Islamo-Fascists and taking the fight away from our shores, directly to them. Thank you for your unrelenting support for our service men and women. Thank you for keeping our taxes low. Thank you for appointing Justice Roberts and Justice Alito to the Supreme Court. Thank you… thank you… thank you… for everything you have done for America. You shall be missed!

    523. Christina Sanchez Da says:

      Dear President Bush-I thank you very much for working so diligently these past 8 years to keep our Country safe, for bringing relief, joy and hope to a 3rd world Country;

      for your sense of humor, for showing outwardly the love you have for your wife and family, for being willing to admit your mistakes, for making the transition of power go so smoothly, and most of all, for never compromising your Christian values, and for staying strong in your Christian faith.

      "He has shown you, oh man what is good, and what does the Lord require of you,but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8). I know the Lord is saying.."Well done, my good and faithful servant!"

    524. Carol, CA says:

      Thank you, it has been a hard eight years for you, but a safe seven for the USA!

      I value everything you have done for this country, as I believe you had the country's interests at heart.

    525. Linda Rice, Covingto says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for being a wonderful example to the children of this nation, by showing them what a man with a moral and ethical compass is like.

      Thank you for keeping this country safe the past 7 years. I thank God every day that you were the president when the attacks of 9/11 happened.

      I wish for you and your family peace and joy for the rest of your lives.

      Sincerely,

      Linda Rice

    526. Pam,Wyoming says:

      Dear Pres.Bush, We admire you and your family, and the Cheney's, thank you for a job well done in spite of the thankless atmosphere you had to deal with on a daily basis. We as a nation will be lucky if Mr. Obama can show himself to be half the man you are. Thank you for your kindness to all and your great courage and strength. Your ability to turn the other cheek in the face of the most rude behavior ever seen by the press and other assorted idiots speak volumes about your character. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service to our country. You are a class act. May God bless you!

    527. Gordon, Kathryn and says:

      Thank you President and Mrs Bush for the past 8 years of safety for our nation. I thank you both for acting as a beacon of hope for us. To know that there is a man with scruples at the helm is a marvelous thing and to know that the woman with him supports and loves him through thick and thin is an example for all of us.

      We will miss you in the White House but we know you are still serving our nation.

      Thank you again.

    528. Tom and Donna Precio says:

      Dear President Bush, thank you for protecting our country these last seven years. Thank you for being honest and serving with such grace under pressure. may god bless you all the days of your life and give you honor. Job well done.

    529. Terry Ezell, Tenness says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your honorable service to our country and its people. I am sorry for the hateful and mean spirited words you had to endure. Please know that all Americans do not feel as the media would like to make it out to be. I hope for you and your family finally a peaceful rest. I am proud to have had you has our President for the last eight years. Thank you and best wishes for a long retirement.

    530. Max L Perry, Belling says:

      Dear President Bush.

      Our gratitude and thanks for the great job you did in keeping the U.S. safe on your watch. Safety for its citizens is a primary responsibility of the presidency. It was neglected the previous eight years before your time and 9/11 was a direct result of the neglect.

      You made many tough decisions and I am thankful for that.

      God Bless your private life and your legacy of keeping the U.S. safe. Thank you for your leadership.

      Max L. Perry

    531. marnie childress, J says:

      Dear Mr President,

      I remember the morning of Sept llth as the most frightening time of my life. I was 28 years old with a three year old and wondering what I would do, where we would go if bombs started dropping. I cannot imagine the terror of those actually in Washington, New York and those trapped on the plane heading to PA. I remember also the peace and security you as our leader, Commander -in- Chief and President brought to us when you addressed the nation that night. It amazes me how quickly most of the nation has been able to forget that morning, as though it were some bad dream they could just move on from. I know in my heart that God placed you in our lives for that reason, because He knew we as a nation would need someone to calm us, and protect us from further attacks. Thank you so much for everything you've done for us, even those so ungrateful. You and your wife have shown us grace and class, which was sorely lacking when you came in to office. You helped restore honor to the White House, and I believe there are going to be wonderful blessings for you in your future. You will always be my President.

    532. Brian, FL says:

      I agree entirely and wholeheartedly. I hope this nation does honor him well, as history will no doubt judge him much more fairly that we are today. For more on my perspective please visit Thank You President Bush: http://www.purpleslinky.com/Humor/Satire/Thank-Yo

      Thanks, Brian

    533. Debbie Ely, Tokyo says:

      Thank you Mr. President for always thinking of country first and making your decisions with this in mind. Thank you for keeping this country safe after 9/11. Your courage in the face of evil was inspiring. Your unselfish service will never be forgotten.

    534. Jimmy L. Konogeris - says:

      Dear Mr. President & Mrs. Bush,

      Welcome back home to our beloved Texas. Thank you and our very gracious Laura for outstandinding service to nation. I have no doubt, after the dust settles, historians will describe you as one of our greatest Presidents. After the 9.11 terrorist attack you kept our citizens and nation safe. You doubtless faced nurmerous disappoints from a difficult senate and congress. However, you stood fast with dignity, all the while making grave decisions.

      Best wishes to you both on future endeavors and God Bless America.

      Sincerely,

      Jimmy L. Konogeris

      Disabled Veteran

    535. Sherry Quick, Orange says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Many heartfelt thank yous for keeping us safe. That will truly be your number one legacy. Your tenure as President had its ups and downs; but I do recognize many of the end results depend a lot on the Congress and House of Representatives that we the people send to Washington D.C.. Hopefully 'we the people' will all come to recognize and learn how to demonstrate our individual responsibilities to our country.

      In closing, I would like to add that you and Mrs. Bush were always very patient, gracious, and thoughtful through the wide variety of situations placed before you. You both brought a high quality of dignity and pride to your post. God Bless both of you, and your family. May the years ahead be filled with peace, good health, and much happiness. Once again, thank you for your dedication and loyalty.

    536. n. arquero - cerrito says:

      Thank you so very much indeed!

      May God bless you and Mrs. Bush as always.

    537. The Farley family, W says:

      President Bush,

      The events of September 11, 2001 and – most importantly – your response to them, have provided lessons in faith, character, commitment, perseverance, and genuine patriotism my family and I will never forget.

      Thank you Sir. God bless you and your family.

    538. Delfin J Beltran MD says:

      Sir: Thank you for Health Savings Accounts. This is the only hope of breaking the most direct line to Socialist Tyrany.

    539. Tom Indiana says:

      Yes thank you Mr. Bush for eight years of service to your country and to us the American taxpayers. I did not always agree with your decisions, and was glad that they were not mine decisions to make. You did the best job to your ability with the information you had. .

      No-one really knows what decisions and what opposition will be involved in making such hard choices that you had to make, and it is very easy to sit in our comfortable homes and criticize those that have to make very rough choices that effect many many Americans.

      And for that I thank you.

    540. D. Conner, Richmond says:

      Thank you and Laura for your example of what it is to be an American, God and Country first. After reading most of the heart felt comments I feel as they speak for me and my family also. May God continue to bless you and your family in your future endeavors for a job well done. God Bless America.

      From an Old Vet.

    541. Daniel artagaveytia, says:

      Dear President Bush.

      Thank you so much for your kind help during the crisis of 2002.We are always grateful for your help during those dark days.

      Beste Wishes for you and your family.

    542. Del Gaudio Family, A says:

      Thank you President and Mrs. Bush for your service to this country and standing strong with the right decisions despite all the opposition. We know it has been a difficult 8 years for you. We love and continue to pray for you.

    543. Dale Harris, Tenness says:

      Thank you Mr. President for the great job that you did during your eight years in service as President of our country. I appreciate your stance on the moral issues and also on your stance on terror. I feel we are more secure today because of your fight against those that would harm our people. Enjoy your life and God Bless you and Laura.

    544. Tim & Amy O&#039 says:

      Dear President and Ms. Bush,

      Thank you so much for everything — your sacrifice, your patriotism, your honesty, and your dedication to our Country. We cannot express our deep appreciation for all you have done for us. We slept well at night, taking comfort in the fact that you were protecting us. We wish you all the best in the coming years, and may you both enjoy good health and happiness! You truly deserve it!

    545. Quentin and Carol Gm says:

      Thank you for your years in office protecting our nation from further attacks on our home land. I will continue pray for our current president and elected officials to make the right decisions and represent the people that voted them into office. I am proud to be an American and proud to display the American flag in our yard. I am thankful to attend a church of my choice and have all the freedoms others do not have. Thank you for your years in office. Carol Gmach

    546. Jowanna Wyse, Nashv says:

      Mr President,

      My family and I would like to express our gratitude to you and First Lady Bush for your Honorable service to our Nation. Thank you for keeping me, my family, and our Nation safe under your watch. I thank Almighty God that you were our President on 9/11. I thank God for giving you strength, wisdom, boldness and confidence to do all in your power to uphold your Oath and not allow the lies, manipulations, and horrific unjust attacks towards your administration to cause you to waiver or change your course. I am sorry for the ignorance and selfishness of the media and how SOME of our citizens have allowed lies to alter their judgment and cause such hatred. I have prayed for you and your family for 8 years and I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Thank you!! We already miss you!!!!!!

      LOve and Prayers

      Clay and Jowanna

    547. Christopher Ruskin F says:

      President Bush,

      I would like to convey my deepest thanks to you and your family for making the sacrifices that you have made over the past eight years. As a former United States Marine and law enforcement officer, I appreciate the integrity and leadership that has come from your White House. I believe that you were absolutely correct with your actions concerning the GWOT. We could not, and still cannot afford to be reactive to terrorists actions. Taking the fight to them was the right thing to do. Most people do not understand this. You certainly do not deserve the treatment that has been given to you by the press. I would like to apologize for their actions, ignorant as they have been. I, for one, believe that eventually you will be seen as one of our more solid Presidents. Mrs. Bush, I would like to commend you on the class and intelligence that you displayed on a daily basis. You were also the right lady for the job. Thank you both for your service and sacrafice. God Bless you and your family.

      Semper Fidelis.

    548. Daniel V Bauerkemper says:

      President Bush,

      I hope these letters of gratitude find you well. During times of war, you proved to be a great leader. You were steadfast, calm and purposeful in mission. You brought a vision, cast by God, to a dark land. By the shed blood of American warriors, you have ushered freedom to the door of the Iraqi people.

      Americans across this great land are joining together to thank you, it is all many of us have to offer you. We wish you well.

      I personally thank you for helping me understand, through your example, what fortitude means. You stood your ground when many waned.You truly were a great President.

      God Bless You and Your Family,

      Daniel V Bauerkemper

    549. CathyLee Strautmann says:

      Dear Mr. & Mrs. President Bush,

      May Almighty God bless you and keep you;

      May He make His face to shine upon you;

      May He bless you with prosperity and Peace

      and may He bring you to everlasting Life.

      What a blessing you have been to Our

      Country. THANK YOU! Our prayers are with you.

    550. Alan, Alexandria, VA says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I wanted to personally thank you for the past 7 years in which I have worked in your Administration. I am humbled by the opportunity and blessed to have served your team. I admire your courage, conviction, and principled leadership. Thank you for restoring honor and morality back into the office. During my time working in your Administration, I married and had two beautiful children. I was able to provide for my family and begin this chapter of my life as a result. For this, I am eternally grateful. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart and with all my soul. God bless you and your family, and may God continue to bless America.

    551. Natalie Dominguez, A says:

      Thank you President Bush, for everything. Thank you for keeping my family and I safe. Thank you for your integrity, values and commitment. I hope you and your wife will relax and enjoy your retirement. YOu will be greatly missed.

      Sincerely,

      Natalie Dominguez

    552. Linda Burgess, Cedar says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for keeping us safe during your time as our President.

      You are a man of integrity and honesty.

      I did not agree with your decision on the bailouts that has put us deeper in debt. However, I believe you did what you thought was best for our country, and I respect your decision as our leader.

      Thank you for your service. I can't even imagine the pressure you were under for the last eight years. Job well done.

      Respectfully,

      Linda Burgess

    553. Kathy, Milford MI says:

      Thank you President Bush for all you did to protect our country over the past eight years. I absolutely believe God put you in this position of authority and that you will go down in history as one of our greatest presidents. You and your wife displayed true grace during you entire presidency and deserve honor, respect and thankfulness from the American people. May God bless you and your entire family as you move into the next stage of your life!

    554. T. Laurie, Angleton says:

      Dear President Bush,

      We will forever be thankful that you were our Commander and Chief these past eight years. Honest, unbiased historians will show that you were one of the greatest leaders this country has had and I look forward to that day. In the meantime, be assured that intelligent people around the country and around the world already know this fact. God Bless You and your family, T. Laurie

    555. Jane Taylor, Egg Ha says:

      Dear President Bush.

      You are a fine and honorable man. Your faith, integrity, courage, resolve and leadership are an inspiration to me. Your walking out on that baseball diamond was one of the finest moments for America, at the most frightening of times. I am saddened, outraged and puzzled by the way you have been treated. I pray that you know of your many supporters. I want to thank you for your service to me, my family and our fellow Americans; for your resolve to keep us safe; for staying the course; and for doing it all with dignity and grace. I will miss the security of your watch. It is with sincere respect and gratitude that I wish you God speed.

      God bless America and those that protect us,

      Jane Taylor

    556. Darrel Walters Wichi says:

      Thank you President and Mrs Bush for the integrety, class and courage that you have both shown during the years of your service. May God be with you as you continue to provide opportunities to others.

      Sincerely,

      Darrel Walters

    557. Altadena,Ca says:

      Dear President Bush,My family and I would like to thank you for your service to our country and for keeping us safe.You didn't faulter through times of peril in our country when the country needed you the most and for that we are most greatful.God Bless you and your family.

    558. Pam Traugott, Atlant says:

      Dear President & Mrs. Bush,

      An Irish Blessing: May love and laughter light your days,

      and warm your heart and home.

      May good and faithful friends be yours,

      wherever you may roam.

      May peace and plenty bless your world

      with joy that long endures.

      May all life's passing seasons

      bring the best to you and yours!

      With deep respect,

      Pam Traugott

    559. naomi PA. says:

      Dear president bush

      thank you for keeping us safe.

      thank you for standing up for those of faith.

      for the first time in a long time we had smeone protecting our rights as christians.

      thank you mrs. bush for being a wonderful example of a first lady. you are a woman of class and I appreciate the way you stood by your husband.God bless you both.

    560. Mike Fenton, Bakersf says:

      Thank you Mr Bush, for your Presidency and service to the nation – a dificult job, well done!! We are thankful for keeping us and the world safe, and for the many accomplishments during your terms in office.

      May you and Laura continue in good health and may God bless the work you do.

      Sincerely

      Mike Fenton

      Vel primus vel cum primis

    561. James Waite, Ft. Tho says:

      Dear President Bush,

      You protected and defended our country from enemies foreign and domestic without regard to polls or politics. Your sacred honor intact, God Bless You and Your Family, you have earned our undying gratitude as a true patriot.

    562. Matt Lambert, New Or says:

      Mr. President:

      I would like to thank you for your incredible leadership and service to our country. While I have not agreed with all of your policies and actions (immigration, Katrina), I respect you standing by your convictions and acting upon them. It was nice to have a President that did not govern by the polls and, right or wrong, stood by his convictions. I thought you did a remarkable job in guiding our nation during a very turbulent time. What is disturbing to me is that you received very little credit from the American mainstream press.

      Given the fact that you assumed the presidency during the contested 2000 election, you had no grace period and many on the other side thought they were robbed. They never gave you or your policies a chance, and that is a sad examination of the American people.

      Your support for the surge, in the face of mounting pressure to retreat, was something I will always be grateful for. I will use this show of intestinal fortitude and faith as an example of how to approach difficulties in his life. Thank you for this.

      In closing, I would like to thank you for the grace and civility that both you and your lovely wife emitted throughout your tenure in the White House. You and she always went the extra mile to do the right and couteous thing in showing others, even those attacking you, a great deal of respect.

      I spent the last several years working for GOP campaigns and Congressmen (Istook, Hayworth, Blackburn) and my only regret is that I never had the chance to shake your hand or get a picture with you or your wife. I would very much like to meet you, offer my thanks and shake your hand for all you have done for our country.

      God Bless, Mr. President.

      Respectfully,

      Matt Lambert

    563. Patsy J. Hewett, Fr says:

      Thank you Mr. President for your service to our country. I appreciate the time and effort you have given to preserving our freedom.

      And to Mrs. Bush, you have been a gracious FIRST LADY. Thank you for representing our country so well.

      Happy Trails,

      Patsy J. Hewett

    564. William C. Pritchett says:

      I thank you for making the hard choices to protect the United States and us citizens. I thank you for standing firm on your convictions and not worrying about public opinion much of which was instigated by a hostile, liberal press.

      I thank you for your courageous stand to win the war in Iraq despite setbacks and despite the unrelenting criticism. Some critics favored the war in Afghanistan,but condemned the war in Iraq. But I think both wars were necessary. Furthermore, I think the war in Afghanistan was and remains the harder war to win. Also, I think the war in Iraq made it much easier to deal crippling blows to Al Queda and its leaders because the terrain in Iraq is much more favorable for our military. Hopefully Al Queda has been weakened sufficiently in Iraq so that it can be defeated in Afghanistan. Now, unfortunately we have to depend upon Obama to carry on the conflict. Imagine having to depend on Obama who could not bring himself to say that "the surge" in Iraq was the right thing to carry out. He apparently cannot admit a most obvious error on his part.

      What I fear most is that he will lead the U. S. to socialism like that which is condeming Europe to second class status in the world today with chronic high unemployment and pitiful economic growth.

      God Bless You, Laura, and your family.

      Semper Fi,

      William C. Pritchett

    565. Belinda Lavergne. Ge says:

      We will miss you and Laura! Thank you for all you have done while serving our country and keeping us safe from those who hate us. My family appreciates you sharing your faith and holding true to your beliefs.

      Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy life.

      Sincerely,

      Gary and Belinda Lavergne

    566. Terri C., Angleton, says:

      Dear Bush family,

      My undying appreciation to you all for the last 8 years of service you have given these United States. I will forever be grateful to you all for the sacrifices you made on behalf of our country. I am a loyal fan of your family including your father, our other President Bush. May your life be simple and pleasureable for awhile now and be sure this Texan appreciates you and all you stand for!

    567. Laurie, North Dakota says:

      Dear Mr. President and Laura,

      Thank you for being a man of honor and virtue. I haven't always agreed with your decisions, but I know you kept my family and myself safe since 9-11 and without that, we didn't have anything. You and Laura served us with such class and humility. You will be missed, but our hope and prayer for you and your family is to have great health and God's blessings on all your future endeavors. Time will show how great a presidency you both gave to us.

      Sincerely,

      Laurie

    568. SSgt Robert Mowrey, says:

      Your integrity and leadership has kept our country from the hands of Muslanism. Thankyou! History, if we remain free, will show that you stand shoulder to shoulder with Washington, Lincoln and other Greats that were chastized while they were in office. As a retired member of the Armed Forces, I would like to thank you for being the Commander-in-Chief through one of the toughest periods in our history. I am afraid that your successor will bring us down. I sincerely pray that this will not happen. Good luck to you and your lovely wife, no matter what happens.

    569. Gregory, Belarus says:

      Mr. President,

      You did great job and not only America, but the whole world benefited from Your presidency.

      God bless You and Your family.

    570. Joan Ballard Santa says:

      Thank you President Bush for all you did for our country. You kept us safe and you helped to build a culture of life in this country. You will be greatly missed. Wishing you God's blessings,

      Joan & Roger Ballard

    571. Chris Nielsen, Norwa says:

      Dear President Bush,

      As a Norwegian, and a proud supporter of America, I thank you for the service you have done to your nation and to the world.

      Though I have occationally disagreed with your decisions and policies, such as the current economic stimulus packages, though I have never doubted your will to keep your country strong and safe. As a Norwegian, I know that the safety of my own country is firmly bound to the success of the United States, and that the a strong America is needed to protect, defend, and extend freedom and liberty across the globe. And as President of the United States, you have protected liberty in the US, in Europe, and the rest of the world while keeping your countrymen safe, taking many tough decisions my own country's politicians would be unwilling to take.

      Thank you!

      Sincerely,

      Chris Nielsen

    572. Paulette Carter Libe says:

      President Bush,

      Thank-you Mr. President. The last 8 years I have been able to go to bed and sleep at night knowing that you have kept our country safe. Thank you for standing strong and firm. Americans have always known that your number one task was to keep all of us safe. I pray for both Laura and you each day and will continue to do so. I wish both of you the very best in your new path in life. Thanks for showing Americans how to be responsible and respectful. God Bless and keep you safe.

    573. Sally, Sanibel, FL says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Our family thanks you for your steadfast course keeping our country safe during your tenure. You and Laura are truly what class and patriotic America represents. I pray that our Christian values will not be lost in the next administration. God Bless you for your service.

      Appreciatively,

      The Parsons family

    574. Michael A. Tarala - says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      There is a majority in this country that fully appreciate the decisions, leadership and example you set during your eight years in the White House. Historical circumstance is God-given when both both favorable and unfavorable.

      We are fortunate to have had your steady hand on the tiller. May your future years be relaxing and pleasurable.

      Respectfully yours,

      Michael A. Tarala

    575. Phillip Johnston, Sp says:

      Thank You George Bush. You are the greatest president since Lincoln and history will prove that fact.

      I especially appreciate the fact that you showed the Obama administration what real class is by the way you handled the transition. Only a blind fool filled with hatred could not see your transparent sincerity and genuine good will.

      Still wondering why the left is so filled with hatred toward you? It is because they hate anybody who has a good life of faith in God. They only hope they seem to believe in is faith in themselves. This is the root of their animosity and hatred. A real christian does not hate anybody and is a part of the loyal opposition.

      May God bless you in every way.

      Chaplain, Lt. Col., Phillip Johnston, USAF (Ret.)

    576. Bill & Susan Sco says:

      Dear President Bush:

      Thank you so much for your service to our country. We appreciate you keeping our country and families safe.

      Bill & Susan Scout

    577. Pamela D. Sigafoose says:

      Thank you for being there for America – You will be remembered well in the years to come – God be with you and your family – We love you Mr. Bush and family –

    578. Laurance Carter says:

      Mr.President Bush and First Lady Laura,

      Thank you for your service to our country! I have prayed for you often, and I know that your Presidency was inspired by God. The compassion you showed to our wounded troops and the rest of our service men seems to have went unnoticed by many, but not by me. The courage it has taken to stay the course was met by both of you and I am so gratful for that courage. The way you two have handled your self through your two terms and especially through this last transition of the Office of the Presidency has been remarkable and above reproach.

      Thank you both again and may God bless and keep you safe and happy, Laurance Carter, Anchorage Alaska

    579. Diana Mays Tillman says:

      Dear President Bush,

      In my mind, two of the most important legacies we can leave behind are, our belief in God, and our commitment to do what is right and honest.

      My father (Ivan Mays) was squadron commander of the air/sea rescue unit on Iwo Jima during WWII, and it was his unit that rescued your father. He was always moved to tears, to speak of the men that they rescued, and was so thankful that he and his men were there to help.

      I am so thankful to both of our fathers and the legacies they leave. Your legacies for this world and in particular this country, are, your example as a man whose faith in God is unwavering, and your commitment to do what is right and true no matter. You leave the finest legacies of which to ever aspire.

      I and my family want to thank you and Mrs. Bush for your service to our country. We were always proud that you both were this country's representatives. We wish nothing but the best for you and your family.

      Most sincerely,

      Diana Mays Tillman

    580. Janele Radtke Milfo says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I wish you were still our president. I'm so thankful for everything you did for our country.

      I prayed for your personal safety, especially, when you needed to be out of the country. Thank you again, for doing the right thing, even if doing the right thing was not always popular.

    581. Diana Mays Tillman N says:

      I'm sorry I forgot to include my location

    582. Laurance Carter, Anc says:

      Mr.President Bush and First Lady Laura,

      Thank you for your service to our country! I have prayed for you often, and I know that your Presidency was inspired by God. The compassion you showed to our wounded troops and the rest of our service men seems to have went unnoticed by many, but not by me. The courage it has taken to stay the course was met by both of you and I am so gratful for that courage. The way you two have handled your self through your two terms and especially through this last transition of the Office of the Presidency has been remarkable and above reproach.

      Thank you both again and may God bless and keep you safe and happy, Laurance Carter, Anchorage Alaska

    583. Susan Vogt, Michigan says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for your years of service as President to our great country. Thank you for keeping us safe and our enemies under control. You have been a great president and history will give proof to this fact.

    584. Lisa Lay- Toledo, OH says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I, too, add my thankfulness for your service to our country. Thank you for your courage to take a stand on what is right and make those difficult decisions. Our nation has been safe for seven years and for that I am grateful. God bless you and your family.

      Sincerely,

      Lisa Lay

    585. Lois and Jim Miller, says:

      Dear President Bush, we thank you for your eight years of service as our leader. You did not know what would face us when you looked into the future, but you took care of us with courage, grace and the steadfastness that your mission was to keep us safe. Our hopes for your future are that it be a long one, blessed with much happiness – and many grandchildren for you to tell stories of your and Laura's years in the White House. Blessings to you and your wonderful family.

    586. Lisa Hughes, Collins says:

      Mr. President and our beautiful first lady – Laura Bush: Thank you from the depths of my heart for all you have done for our country we will forever be indebted to you. You kept us safe and made us feel safe and secure in a time of unrest around the world. You have upheld the values I believe in for which I will be eternally grateful, and you have done what was right no matter what other people thought or said about you. Our nation has been so much safer and better off all around since you have been our President. I respect you so highly and appreciate you and your family so much. I voted for your father and for you both times and would do so again if given the chance. I pray a blessing on you Mr. President, Laura our first lady and the rest of your family. You are a class act and I will always respect and honor you. I wish I could of met you but was never able to – maybe someday. I will continue to pray for you and your family that God will keep you safe and bless you in ways you have never dreamed of. God Bless you all, Lisa Hughes.

    587. Marty Bolter, Grovel says:

      Dear President & Mrs. Bush,

      I just want to thank you for doing your very best to watch over my country these past 8 years. I have never been so worried as I am now about our future. The incoming administration, coupled with those of like mind in the House and the Senate, absolutely scare me to death. What these people want to do is unconscionable. I hope the best for you and your family. I also hope that history will paint an accurate picture of you, your administration and what you tried to do to preserve the essence of the United States of America. I would give anything for the America that you have stood for and tried to maintain. However, I am willing to give nothing for the Socialist America that Obama and his kind are trying to create. God help us all.

      Sincerely,

      Marty Bolter

    588. Patricia Woolard; Bo says:

      Thank you President Bush for making the hard decisions that had to be made so early in your presidency. Thank you for keeping our country safe and for standing by your beliefs and decisions.

      Sincerely,

      Patricia Woolard

    589. Eileen Hewett, RI says:

      Dear President Bush and Mrs. Bush,

      Thank you so much for keeping this country safe from another attack since September 11, 2001. You have faced difficult decisions during your tenure and apparently they have been wise decisions. God bless you and your family. As you sail off into the next chapter of your lives, I wish you fair winds and a following sea.

    590. Betty Cornwell, Dayt says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I believe you were the president that the liberal media completely and unrespectfully slandered from day one to today. I don't understand why they did this, except for political stance. You were the president who got unemployment down to only 4% the lowest it had been in years. You navigated this great nation through a horrible catastrophe 911, and the war on terror. I would say that no one else in your shoes could have done as good a job as you did. I am very glad you were our Commander-In-Chief at the time of 911! I believe in your war on terror and think we should stay right where we are until those who don't know how to run a democracy can safely and effectively keep it running on thier own. I am glad that you held to our Christian values and did listen to those who value this great nation as a Christian nation and the freedoms that we continue to have due to our Christian forefathers' wonderful insights. I appreciate how you backed up the constitution of these great United States on more than one occasion, making sure that those who seek to destroy it were thwarted from doing that. Unfortunately on your second term you didn't have the Republican congress to help you pass important legislation so your progress slowed down. All in all I think you were a great president, no matter what the media and the comics think! I believe the future text books will reflect that. Enjoy your retirement! You have certainly earned the right to a wonderful rest!

    591. Thomas Hartje, Tucso says:

      President Bush,

      Words alone can not express the gratitude. The safety you provided to this country can never be recompensed. Thank You for making the difficult decisions during times others may not have.

      God Bless You, and God Bless America.

      Sincerely,

      Thomas Hartje

    592. Mike and Marcia Loud says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      We would like to convey an attitude of gratitude for your steadfast strength and genuine commitment to the American people through the troubled waters of 911 and beyond. You and your team kept us safe. With your leadership, we enjoyed years of prosperity. With your principled leadership you made many tough calls. With your vision of American exceptionalism you inspired us.

      The naysayers will fall away….the truth of your presidency will prevail. Also, many thanks to your fine family who had to endure the slings and arrows of arrogant opposition. May God grant you peace and contentment in all your ways and days.

    593. Blanca Castillo, N R says:

      Dear Mr. President Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush,

      Throughout your years in public office, you have shown your integrity and your desire to keep our country safe. Both of you deserve the best, and it is shocking to see how some ugly people behave. Thank you for making those tough decisions to help us keep freedom ringing. As to the economy—it would have occurred in anyone's watch. The fault lies with bad decisions of a multitude of corporations and banks. God bless you and your family. May He keep you safe and well. History, if properly researched will show that you are one of our greatest Presidents. Always remember the quote, "To do the right thing when it is the unpopular thing to do is a true test of moral character." Again, good luck and best wishes.

    594. Carl Ledbetter, SMSg says:

      Carl Ledbetter, SMSgt retired (USAF) Aynor, SC writes:

      As a 23+year military retiree, I would like to personally thank both you and Mrs Bush for your leadership and integrity. You have both portrayed true Americanish and set an example for others to follow. It has been an honor to have you as Commander in Chief. Maintaining you honor and sticking to your beliefs even while being constantly bashed by liberals throughout the country has kept this country safe from agressors. The day you left office weakened our country and only time will tell where we will end up. I pray for God’s intervention and guidanace in maintaining our security. However, I fear the current administration will not hold firm, but will bend to liberal and socialistic ideas. God bless you both in the future.

    595. Angela Mooney says:

      Thank you, President Bush, for being a man and leader who can easily be respected. In spite of the crazy media in this country, for those who were watching and listening, you handled the office of president with great grace and dignity. Your wife also was an amazing example of true feminine beauty and grace. Thank you for giving eight years of your life to this great country. May God bless you with rest and peace.

      Yours truly,

      Angela Mooney

    596. Marva Foster Mesa,A says:

      Dear President and Mrs Bush,We to want to express our thanks to you for the wonderful job you have done .you came in at a time when our country was in turmoil and you kept us safe during all this..we hope that now you are living your life in retirement that all good things come to you andmrs.bush..god bless you both,you leave a legacy we will never forget..GOD BLESS YOU SIR AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.

    597. Kelly Craig, OH says:

      Thank you for keeping us safe while you where in office. You made a lot of tough decisions. They may not have sat well with others, but I know you did what was best for the country. You definitely kept your word to fight terror. I appreciate all that you did for us!

    598. Jeremy & Chelsey says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      My wife, Chelsey, and I would genuinely like to thank you both for your leadership and service to our country. We respect you greatly for making some of the most dificult decisions our country has faced, and doing so with great courage and integrity. We hope and Pray that your family enjoy the gifts of time and good health together in your "new lives". May God clearly show you both each day his will for you and give you each the strength to continue to follow him wherever he takes you next.

      Mr. President, so many times we also enjoyed your sense of humor. I am sure that the people closest to you are truly blessed to know you both.

      Thanks again,

      Jeremy & Chelsey Fry

    599. Angela DiNenna says:

      Thank you, President Bush for being the tough leader this country needed during some pretty tough times. The 9/11 attacks were a "baptism by fire" for you. I am so grateful to God that you were there for us and have kept us safe for the duration of your presidency.

      Thank you, too for the support you gave the pro-life movement. We'll miss you.

      Many blessings to you, and Mrs. Bush.

      A grateful American

      Angela DiNenna

    600. Alex & Suzy McLe says:

      Thank you President George W. Bush and Laura Bush,

      Thank you President Bush for your leadership for your 8 years as President and also as your term and a half as Governor of Texas. I'm proud to say that I voted for you each time and I'm so proud of you for being such a principaled and decent man and you Mrs. Bush for being such a delightful and wonderful first lady.

      God Bless you both and your wonderful family.

    601. Rob Powers says:

      Great Presidents are realized after they leave office. Thank You for your service.

    602. Donna Anthony Middle says:

      Dear President Bush and Mrs Bush,

      I want to thank you for your service to our country. I know that you have had many difficult decisions to make during your terms as President. You have always conducted yourself in a proper manner even though you have had to put up with unspeakable pressure from some people and groups in this country. May God bless you and your family.

    603. MaryAnn, Wilson, NY says:

      To Our President, Mrs. Bush, and VP and Mrs. Chaney;

      I am sad and somewhat angered by the way this nation and the media have forgotten where we were 8 years ago- but I remember. I remember feeling hopeful, that a God-fearing man was in control, as my son had been in the Navy for 5 years, touring the Persian Gulf under Pres. Clinton. He has since become an officer, and currently serves with the Pacific fleet, I understand better than some how many threats exist in the world. I also have a son-in-law,and 3 nephews in the Army, (all born and raised in Texas, by the way!) and I know your leadership will be missed… those who care to find out what's going on in the world know how much you cared and the many challenges you had to meet. I'm saddened that this country may never, collectively, understand the truth about how lucky we were to have you in position to lead us through what could be seen as the most challenging times of my life. Enjoy the future, some R&R on your own time- and I look forward to reading your memoirs!

    604. Laura Lortz, Ohio says:

      Mr. President,

      I want to thank you for being an example of what this country need so badly, a statesman. You remaind true to yourself and your moral convictions. You did not falter or sucumb to the boiling cespool that is Washington DC politics. And I thank you for making me feel that there was someone watching my back. You were our Commander in Chief at a most difficult time and you represented America with strenght and dignity. I thank you sir. Sincerely, Laura Lortz, proud Navy Veteran

    605. Larry and Carlene Me says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      Thank you so much for your steadfastness in serving our "one nation under God." Knowing that we had a president who bowed his knees before God gave us comfort and security. You have both handled the transition with dignity and grace. We are sure history will give you the honor you deserve. May you experience a sense of peace in the knowledge of a job well done. God bless and keep you!

      Larry and Carlene Meyer

    606. Andrea, Tallahassee, says:

      Mr. President:

      Words cannot express my gratitude for your courage, grace, and steadfastness during the past 8 years. Thank you for never waivering in your convictions and for refusing to blink when staring in the face of evil. Because of you, our country has been safe for 8 years. Because of you, other nations are now free from tyranny. You were exactly the leader we needed at this time in our history and I thank God that you were here for us.

      May God bless you and your family in the years to come. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    607. Pamela Daniell, Geor says:

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for all you sacrificed, and for having the moral fiber to "stick to your guns" and do what you deemed was best for our country. I am heartbroken that our media turned against you so and was so unfair. I have always stood up for you and now that I am a 65 year old widow of a Green Beret my proudest moment would be to shake your hand. Please enjoy the rest of your life and know you have earned the right to hold your head high. I believe that when history looks back on your Presidency, you will be considered one of our greatest Presidents. God bless you and Mrs.Bush, she is a wonderful First Lady. Again, my heartfelt gratitude to you both.

    608. Walter Blalock, Bran says:

      Pres. Bush, I want to thank you for the tireless service you provided to our country for the last eight years. I know your administration ended under diffifult circumstances but no one had cause to mourn because a terrorist attack came to our shores. You can hold your head high for the integrity you brought to the office of the President. I don't know how you survived among the jackals of the press. God bless you and Mrs. Bush as you carry on with your life in Crawford Texas.

    609. Colleen Mangone, Was says:

      Thank you for eight years of principled leadership President Bush. As a citizen I am grateful that on one of the darkest days in our history you lifted us up on your shoulders and carried us through. Your faith in God and in our country never wavered. As someone who worked for your Administration in the first few years I am proud not only to have served my country but to have done so under your leadership. I never stopped believing in the change you sought to bring to DC in 1999 when you began this journey. Unfortunately not everyone is so willing to do what is right regardless of political consequences or opinion polls. I know you left Washington with your head held high and rightfully so. You brought honor and integrity back to the Office of the President. You helped start a movement toward more accountability in our public school system. You brought the tough issues of Social Security and immigration to the forefront even though others were unwilling to face these issues head on. You showed compassion to nations suffering with AIDS and poverty – you took steps to plant the seeds of Democracy throughout the world because you understand that Freedom is not an American right it is a God given right to all. And, most of all you stood firm against a terrorist network that sought everyday for the last 7 years to attack our nation. I will never forget the smoke rising from the Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11th, I will never forget the friends I, like so many Americans, lost on that day, and I will never forget the man who did not sit idly by while plots developed but took action to ensure we never witnessed another attack on our soil again. Thank you Mr. President for a job well done and a charge well kept. You and your family will remain in my prayers. God Bless.

    610. Rebecca, Junior in H says:

      Dear President Bush,

      THANK YOU so much for being a pro-life president. THANK YOU for respecting ALL life from the moment of conception til natural death. THANK YOU for being such a moral and principled president. THANK YOU for everything. You will be in my and my family's prayer. God bless and keep you (and our country)!!

      In Christ the Author of Life,

      Rebecca Hope

      "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authority that exists has been established by God." Romans 13:1

    611. Kellie McIntyre of G says:

      Dear President Bush:

      It is with a heavy heart that I thank you for demonstrating servant leadership marked with grace——despite intense heat from your personal enemies here and our country's enemies abroad.

      Across the years, as some questioned why you wouldn't defend your positions and many more indulged in discourse so degenerate that it approached the obscene——I often thought you remained quiet out of a character trait most of us lack: humility. (I certainly lack it.)

      One need not agree with your every decision to grasp this simple fact: The truth is what it is … whether we like it or not. And in time, possibly long after we and our children's children become dust in the wind, the truth of your service amid personal convictions, political crisis, and worldwide turmoil will ring clear.

      Until then, be assured there remain in America many who still hold the Office of the President in high esteem——and who especially respect our 43rd president, whether we agreed with you or not.

      Be it on this side of eternity or the other, I hope you will be honored for taking a tough stand on some of humanity's most important issues: the rights of the unborn to live; the right to secure our homeland from our enemies; the pursuit of our violent enemies; and helping others to pursue freedom——be it from brutal political oppression or the devastation caused by HIV or acts of nature.

      May the Lord bless you, Mr. President, here and beyond, and may He bless each member of your family. And may you, Mr. President, bless and glorify the Lord——the only audience that truly matters.

      With sincere gratitude,

      Kellie McIntyre

    612. Bonnie, Ephraim, UT says:

      Thank you! I do not think that you were ever really given the chance, especially the second term. You were delt a very loaded hand. It is hard to play an honest game when the other players are not playing fair or honest. Other players being; News Media (they were the worst), U.S. Senate, Congress. Thank you for your hard work, determination and your great sense of humor.

      Also thank Laura. She is truly a lady with grace. Ther are not many like that around any more.

    613. Susan Schweit, San R says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I am so glad to have this opportunity to let you know how grateful I am to you for your service to our country. I know you have given your all for all of us. Your dignity, grace, decency and generosity has touched me deeply throughout your term of office. History will tell the final story, but if my judgement means anything in the anals of time, it is to say that you have protected and served all of us with your whole heart and no nation could ask for more.

    614. Patrick Mastery says:

      Thank you very much for the leadership you have shown in defending this country. Few Presidents could have managed our way thru 9/1 and its aftermath as you did. You "got it" from the start and realized it was a war from Day 1. No doubt you had zero desire to be a wartime president, but you stepped up and did what you had to do in the face of intolerable and revolting criticism from within and outside the country. Provided our history of this era isn't written by liberals, but instead by objective retrospection, you will be evaluated in the manner you deserve.

      Thanks for choosing Dick Cheney as your VP. You needed a tough guy by our side and you got one.

      I hope you and the First Lady enjoy each and every day at your place in Crawford.

    615. Delora Ivins says:

      Dear President Bush

      I just wanted to say Thank-You taking a stand on the tough issues. You always stood firm in your faith even if it wasn't the popular thing to do. You were honest and didn't just tell people what they wanted to hear. You had to make the tough decisions to keep us safe. You fought for the life of the unborn. You did so many things that were in the best interest of the Country. Many just couldn't see the truth. I would also like to Thank you and Laura for having such a deep respect for the White House.

      May God Bless you and keep you in his care.

    616. Rachel Byrd, Oakland says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I would like to thank you for protecting this country for the past eight years. This country has been very blessed having you as our president. I can't even imagine the amount of stress you have had to carry all these years. I would also like to thank Laura for being such a beautiful and gracious First Lady.

      May God continue to bless you and your family.

      Sincerly,

      Rachel Byrd

    617. Leah says:

      Thank you president Bush for keeping us safe for the last 7 years. That is the most important thing that I think you could have done for the American people and it pains my heart that they are not grateful for that. The new president seems to be more concerned with securing the next election than doing what is right. God bless us all and you for doing what is right despite popular opinion. I am one that recognizes that and am grateful that you were the president after 9/11. You are truly an honorable man.

    618. Rosie, Hillsboro, Or says:

      May God open the eyes of this ungracious nation, to perhaps the last freedom loving, God fearing President we may ever have. I have felt the spirit of your integrity and have never doubted the steps you have taken to protect our country, because I believe you have tried to do the will of God.

      My family will always honor you.

    619. Judas Gutenberg, Esq says:

      Thank you President Bush for not being gentle with the terrorists who would destroy us. I know it's hard for some people to understand that sometimes one has to bend morality itself in order to accommodate new reality, such as the mind-blowingly existential threat of terrorists in Central Asian caves. But we got a lot of good information from the despicable folks who were waterboarded, leading in turn to a lot of excellent decisionmaking for the past eight years. Too bad all of that is coming to an end.

    620. Debra Blackstone, Sa says:

      George Bush: Among many other things, including support for Israel, thank you for keeping us safe after 9/11. You and I know there were WMD in Iraq.

      Also, thank you Laura Bush – for all the support behind the scenes.

    621. Leisa and Chris Guay says:

      Thank you Mr. President for keeping America safe and having the courage to face the hostile liberal media. There is no doubt that future generations will see what a truly wonderful person you are. You and the Vice President (along with your entire families)deserve our thanks and admiration for the strength and class you've shown the world. God bless you all!

    622. Marisa Garra-Helffri says:

      Dear President Bush,

      My husband and I wish to thank you for serving as our President in the last eight years. May God bless you and your family in the next chapter of your lives.

      Sincerely,

      Marisa Garra-Helffrich

    623. Gary Pilcher Arli says:

      Thank you so much for your devoted service to all of us. You are a class act in my opinion and someone to be admired. God Bless you. I never once heard you complain even with the relentless bias political reports. Welcome home to Texas.

    624. Gammon, Ellen says:

      Let's see, what do I thank you for Mr. Bush? Maybe, it would be the fact that you toppled two governments that were nothing more than breeding grounds for terrorists and the dictators of which committed more human rights violations than one will ever be able to compute.

      Maybe, I appreciate you because you never forgot the plight of over 3000 of my fellow Americans. I think that there is only one form of justice in that case and you provided some of it.

      I thank you for trying to protect our shores in spite of those that would just give it away because they lack the patriotic sentiments that all true Americans should feel and hold dear.

      I thank you for constantly reminding me that doing right and standing on principle is not easy and an often lonely place to stand. I thank you for not giving up on America when America gave up on you. God Bless you and yours Mr. Bush.

    625. John Overstreet says:

      Iwant to thank a wonderful former president.You have made this nation much safer since 911.You will be sorely missed by many.Job well done

    626. Karen Callen, Mill V says:

      Mr. President,

      I want to thank you for your principled service to our country and to apoligize for my fellow Americans who chose to degrade the office of the presidency for political gain. I wish you and your family peace and contentment and sense of accomplishment for what your leadership was able to provide for our great country.

    627. Mark Ledbetter, Maj, says:

      President and Mrs. Bush,

      I would like to thank both of you for your stepfast leadership in the face of overwhelming adversity. Your guidance has been the cornerstone of defense for America. Mary and I wish you a well deserved retirement in Texas. Thank you and God bless!

    628. Dean & Faye Crag says:

      We appreciate what you and your wonderful family did for all of us and the sacrifice you gave for this country! You did your job with great integrity and we believe you always tried to do what was best. We hope you will enjoy your years and be blessed. God bless you and your family!

    629. John Hodges, Greensb says:

      Network TV, Entertainment Industry, Institutions of High Learning, Teachers Unions, Newspaper and other mainstream Media publications, the House and Senate, and many others continually generating propaganda against each and every decision made while in office.

      I don't think it should have been any different.

      Your principles stand the test of time and don't subscribe to the pop culture anti American agenda. When unbiased historians look back on your 8 years of service it will be noted President George W. Bush kept this nation safe and secure while bearing the tremendous weight of a ruthless domestic opposition regime, which up to that time in history, had never been seen.

      Thank you for preserving the dignity of the Office of President, and thank you Laura for supporting our President and our country with class and charm.

      Thank you and our military for keeping my family safe the past 8 years.

      God Bless The United States of America!

    630. Jeff Jenkins, Florid says:

      I am thankful that former President Bush was the leader of this nation. IMO, he was the best President we've had in years.

    631. Lucy Rolston Staun says:

      Dear President Bush and First Lady Laura,

      Thank you for every single day that you sacrificed working for the American people, here and abroad. I am so grateful that you were our Commander in Chief at the helm during September 11, 2001 The most courageous thing I have ever witnessed, was the day you walked out onto the baseball diamond in Yankee Stadium to throw out a perfect pitch, shortly after our country was attacked by the terrorists. The courage you showed taking that long walk out to the mound, proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that I had voted for the right man to fill the shoes of the most important job in the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for keeping us safe all of these past seven years. The everyday pressures you had to endure to thwart off dangers to the citizens of the United States cannot even be put into words that would be sufficient enough to thank you. Lastly, thank you Laura for your steadfast tenaciousness of supporting your husband and all you went through as well. God bless both of you!

      Most graciously,

      Lucy Rolston

    632. Lucy Rolston Staun says:

      Dear President Bush and First Lady Laura,

      Thank you for every single day that you sacrificed working for the American people, here and abroad. I am so grateful that you were our Commander in Chief at the helm during September 11, 2001 The most courageous thing I have ever witnessed, was the day you walked out onto the baseball diamond in Yankee Stadium to throw out a perfect pitch, shortly after our country was attacked by the terrorists. The courage you showed taking that long walk out to the mound, proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that I had voted for the right man to fill the shoes of the most important job in the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for keeping us safe all of these past seven years. The everyday pressures you had to endure to thwart off dangers to the citizens of the United States cannot even be put into words that would be sufficient enough to thank you. Lastly, thank you Laura for your steadfast tenaciousness of supporting your husband and all you went through as well. God bless both of you!

      Most graciously,

      Lucy Rolston

    633. karla burton, Boulde says:

      President Bush, I was active duty stationed in DC while Clinton was president. I won't waste time listing my frustrations with your predecessor, but I want to commend you for doing what you believed was right. Opinion polls? Congressional elections? Party "Unity"? You were willing to take the consequences for standing up for what you believed was the right course of action. I respect that. History will validate that you stood for what was right, regardless of what was politically correct or popular.

      Thank you and God Bless.

    634. karla burton, Boulde says:

      President Bush, I was active duty stationed in DC while Clinton was president. I won’t waste time listing my frustrations with your predecessor, but I want to commend you for doing what you believed was right. Opinion polls? Congressional elections? Party “Unity”? You were willing to take the consequences for standing up for what you believed was the right course of action. I respect that. History will validate that you stood for what was right, regardless of what was politically correct or popular.

      Thank you and God Bless.

    635. Shannon Fulkerson, C says:

      President Bush,

      Thank you for keeping the well being of our country in mind with all the choices you made. You were faced with alot of tough decisions and I want to thank you for the courage you displayed. You have kept our nation safe and have also showed great support for our troops.

      Thank you and God Bless The United States of America!!

    636. Thomas Hill, Stockto says:

      President Bush, Thank for for being strong and taking it to the ememies of our Nation. We took hit after hit during the Clinton years without responding to the attacks. This only emboldened them. You and your Cowboy response Rocked Their World. Well Done!

      I now fear for our Country. We once again have a weak man as President and I believe the enemy will once again attack our Homeland. I pray that I'am wrong, but I think not. May God bless you and help us.

      Semper Fi

    637. Claudia Viglione,Cam says:

      I sincerely thank you for your service to this great country. You showed great leadership after 9/11 enacting the many steps necessary to make our country safe from terrorists.You took steps to give a sense of normalcy in our country and you deserve heartfelt gratitude. Sincere thanks to you and your family during these 8 years of service. Best wishes.

    638. Craig Blaha, Los Gat says:

      President Bush, thank you for suspending habeus corpus for non-Americans (locking up people indefinitely in spite of not having any evidence that they committed a crime) and ignoring the laws restricting the power of the Executive Branch to install wiretaps (even though you could have obtained warrants for the wiretaps retroactively). Like Nixon, you realized that breaking the law is OK as long as it's for a good cause. I am looking forward to hearing you defend your actions in court (or better yet, before a tribunal) soon. Until then, keep your nose clean!

    639. Ryan Ragsdale, Oklah says:

      Thank you ex-President Bush, for ruining our country!

    640. Brian Sanchez, Walnu says:

      I am thankful that in the days following 9/11 I had a president that got angry and pledged to go after those responsible for that particular terror attack and terrorism in general. You weren't afraid to make the unpopular decisions necessary to protect this country and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We've had 8 years without an attack on our soil and for that I'm grateful. Best of luck to you and Laura in your future endeavours.

    641. Bill Cooke, Springfi says:

      I am a Viet Nam veteran and am extremely thankful for the efforts of President Bush to protect our country following 9/11. If we would have had President Bush in office during the Viet Nam era, it probably would have ended much sooner and with less casualties. Future generations and even some of our current generation, will someday be thankful for the decisions made by President Bush.

    642. David Kearby, Allen says:

      copper146@msn.com

      I am very thankful for the safety and confidence that President Bush gave to our Country during his eight years as President. I am a retired Police Officer and appreciated everything that President Bush did to strengthen the Law Enforcement community. I have a firm belief in my heart that President Bush, and our military, are the only reason that we have not been attacked since 911. History will show that President Bush was one of the finest Presidents of our Country.

    643. Jesse, New York says:

      Sadly, Bush did not keep us safe.

      Homer: Not a bear in sight. The Bear Patrol must be working like a

      charm.

      Lisa: That's spacious reasoning, Dad.

      Homer: Thank you, dear.

      Lisa: By your logic I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.

      Homer: Oh, how does it work?

      Lisa: It doesn't work.

      Homer: Uh-huh.

      Lisa: It's just a stupid rock.

      Homer: Uh-huh.

      Lisa: But I don't see any tigers around, do you?

      [Homer thinks of this, then pulls out some money]

      Homer: Lisa, I want to buy your rock.

      It's called logic, The Heritage Foundation might want to look into it.

    644. Jesse, New York says:

      Specious, not spacious. D'oh!

    645. Kent, Virginia says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush,

      I am sorry that some wrong thinking Americans have chosen this occasion to further criticize and blame. You have had to withstand an unbelievable amount of negative press and attacks from the Liberal Fascists who have sought to marginalize and discredit your Presidency at every level. Their obvious goal was to gain control of Federal Power. They have succeeded, at least for a time, but an election comes along every two years for Congress so their victory could be short lived.

      I have been voting for 44 years and have seen them use the same tactics again and again, beginning with Barry Goldwater. They did such a hatchet job on a candidate for the Supreme Court that a new word was coined. It's now called "Borking," and you were subjected to a terribly unjust amount of it. It is an ugly and shameful political tactic. You never lowered yourself to their level. Through it all you conducted yourself with statesman-like dignity.

      You have indeed planted the seeds of Democracy in some very inhospitable soil. It has cost you politically and it has been an expensive commitment for America, but if this administration doesn't blow it the world could see the first true democracy in the mid-east. There is no way to measure or predict the positive effect this could have on the region, global politics, and perhaps even the safety of Israel. It has become an unpopular war. Please remember, the major criticism comes from the party that embroiled us in another unpopular war in the '60's. They chose to let the politicians decide how that war should be waged and the amount of Americans lost fighting for that lost cause was a tragedy. You have been an excellent Commander-in-Chief.

      Following 9/11 you took the steps necessary to make our country safe from terrorism.

      It's unfortunate you didn't get the same bi-partisanship at the Federal level you managed to broker while Governor of Texas. I would far rather have you in the Oval Office when our Congress takes on the long-standing problems of entitlements and Medicare.

      You have earned a much deserved rest. You have served your country well. My wife and I thank you both — as do millions of others who have no voice these days, millions silenced by a media that is the most overtly biased we've ever seen in this country, a media that suffers no qualms about marginalizing (through ridicule and character assassination) ANYONE who disagrees with their so-called politically-correct opinions.

      Thank you. God Bless you. God Bless and Help America.

      Melanie & Kent Barton

    646. Tricia, Utah says:

      Mr.President,

      Thank you for picking principle over political expediency these last seven years. I realize it resulted in much personal sacrifice and abuse from the media and politicians. My family and I are grateful to you for keeping the United States safe as a result of your policies. Character really does count and we appreciate your courage in not abandoning yours and making us feel that you put our great country first!

      Forever appreciative and gratefull,

      Tricia Luna and Family

      Kearns, Utah

    647. R Harkins says:

      Dear Prezident Bush, Thank you for the past eight years. Except for 9/11, we’ve been a safe nation, thanks to your strong policies. I know it takes a while to realize the dangers out there. Too bad you inherited a recession from Prezident Clinton, had a glorious two terms of growth and then, just as Obama was taking office, he caused the economy to crash like that. I mean, that was incredible how he did that before he even became the Prezident. I hope you’ll speak at my university for many thousands of dollars. Your a great prezident and a good Christian man.

    648. bdbd, Melvin Village says:

      Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

      Sincerely,

      The descendants of James Buchanan.

    649. bdbd, Melvin Village says:

      My comment already was moderate. Why does it need to be moderated?

    650. Jim, Fort Lauderdale says:

      Mr. President,

      Contrary to what almost all of the previous commentors are saying, you did not keep us safe during your presidency. During your presidency we lost 3,000 innocent civilians and a good chunk of lower Manhattan in an attack that could very possibly have been prevented if you hadn't taken resources away from terrorism surveilance and had paid attention to warnings from the intelligence community. We've lost over 4,000 more brave soldiers in a war that should never have been fought, for reasons that, if not outright lies, were manipulated to terrorize the American people into believing we had no choice.

      As for your handling of the economy, you will end up with the worst economic record of any president since Hoover. You and the republican congress ran up trillions and trillions in deficits with nothing to show for it except the record for more than doubling the national debt in just eight years. You have left your predecessor an economy that is on the verge of slipping into depression, a financial system teetering on the brink of collapse and rising unemployment that we haven't seen in decades.

      During your eight years in office you have managed to violate or discard the Geneva Conventions, the ABM treaty, ruined our moral standing in the world by torturing prisoners under our control and have given Al Qaeda their best recruiting tool.

      I did not wish failure for your presidency and have always been hopeful whenever we have a new president, irregardless of party, that they will do a good job while in office. It's not that I don't agree with your politics that I'm writing this. I'm writing this to say you've done significant harm to our country and economy during your term in office, most of which could have been avoided if your administration had been more careful in your choices. With all of that and the fact that you apparently are still under the impression you did a great job during your term in office, as you've stated in interviews the past few weeks, I have to say that I was relieved to finally see you get on your plane and leave.

    651. D.Neils Milw. WI. says:

      Daer President Bush, thank you for your service to this nation.No matter what your detractors say, you have kept this country safe from our terrorist enemies.I shudder to think of the soft policies towards terrorism being adopted by the current administration, and I pray for the safety of this country.God Bless you for your UNWAVERING stance on the sanctity of life, and I wish a long and healthy retirement to you and your family.

    652. Bob Plant says:

      We tried.

    653. Angela Mooney says:

      Jesse and Jim, do you not realize that your comments are not in line with this blog? There are other places on line for you to air out your disgruntlement. (And Jesse, I was wondering if you had security clearance since you were so confident and arrogant that Bush had kept us safe because there were no threats…really laughable.)

    654. Tina Bush, Pace, FL says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for serving as our nation's president for the last 8 years. Thank you for the integrity you have shown even when what you had to do was not popular. As someone who has lived overseas, I know how great America is, with its private enterprise and individualism. Our nation has been built on the greatness of its people, not the greatness of its government, and I believe that you understand that. Thank you for your concern for families through lower taxes and better education. Lastly, thank you for working so hard to protect us from terrorists who would destroy us out of pure hatred. I will continue to pray for you and Mrs. Bush in your future endeavors. God bless.

    655. Chris Holland, Unite says:

      George Bush had quite an effect overseas. Our leader, President Tony Blair, was only forty-five minutes from grave self-doubt, but he was re-invigorated into a warrior for freedom by the alliance of the free nations. Britons willingly stand behind Bush with fixed bayonets pointing at their enemy.

    656. Karen S, Pittsburgh, says:

      There are not enough words to express the gratitude in my heart.

      All I can say is thank you Mr. Bush.

      You are a great man. My children and grandchildren will know of the things that you did to protect this country and those within her borders.

      God Bless you and your family and keep you safe. And again…thank you.

    657. Deborah Hemma, Hayma says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you so much for your service to this country. You were steadfast in the face of withering and relentless attacks from the media and hypocrites on the left. Thank you for standing up for your principles and not bowing to popular opinion. You have more courage in your little finger than most of your detractors will know in a lifetime. Sensible Americans understand what it means to do the right thing and you will be rewarded for your courage. Thank you for keeping this country and my family safe.

    658. Laura K. Moore (Riverside, CA) says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Your Presidential leadership has been a challenging one the past 10 years. I thank you for the gray hairs you may have gained and the pain and criticism you and your family has had to wade through as this country became more indignant and less respectful towards its leader. Despite the fact that i disagreed with a handful of policies, you also gave America a resolute stance against the war on terrorism and committed to the goal you initially set out for. I appreciate your integrity. I appreciate your time. I appreciate your grace amid the slams and insults. I hope that you leave the White House and your role in office with a sense of satisfaction.

      Blessings President Bush and God Bless

    659. Carol Rogers, Sherid says:

      Dear Mr. President,

      I felt safe while you were in office and I thank you for standing strong against the media bias. I thank you for taking a stand against abortion. I thank you for being faithful to your wife, Laura, who was a wonderful First Lady. The two of you stood together for faith, hope and integrity. God bless you both.

    660. Jessika Flint, Belmo says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I only wish that Guantamo would remain open long enough to take Judas Gutenberg, whose "letter" to you is obviously a thinly disguised jape. I'm surprised the moderators allowed that unpatriotic nonsense to be posted.

    661. Marilyn Bergdoll, Jo says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Thank you for remaining faithful to God as you dedicated your life over the last eight years to all Americans. I am sure it would have been far easier to lead according to the polls.

      Thank you for staying true to Right to Life, religious freedom and family issues. Thank you for staying firm in nominating constructionist judges, with a special thanks for our new Supreme Court justices.

      I think many of us have forgotten how difficult the Democrat Leadership in Congress made it for you to accomplish the majority of issues your voters charged you with accomplishing. As a result, it seems there were compromises with which many of your friends disagreed. It saddens me to remember the number of times Congressional leaders held funding for our troops hostage during their political maneuverings. It angers me to remember the number of judges to which Senators refused to give an up or down vote.

      Thank you for protecting all Americans, preserving our God given freedoms and for keeping us safe on your watch.

      May God bless you and your family and keep you safe until He returns.

    662. Emily R., CA says:

      President Bush, you truly committed yourself to doing what you thought was best for this country. The problems of our nation took a toll on you mentally and physically and all you received in return was criticism! You deserve honor and respect for the position you held and the leadership you provided through difficult times. I am thankful for your service to our country and I hope you are blessed with rest, peace, and satisfaction now that you have "passed the torch" to President Obama.

    663. K Curtis, says:

      Dear President Bush, Appreciate the opportunity to thank you for your service to our country and keeping Christian values alive and well, knowing that you were there for us during the good times and bad . We can only pray for respect and continues morality for all of our citizens, may God Bless you and the United State of America………….K Curtis

    664. Gina and Ringo Lanze says:

      President Bush, We sincerely thank you for all your efforts. The bail out decisions made, based on the advice you received toward the end of 2008, were disappointing. However, we know you tried to prevent the financial disaster by reigning in the reckless lending practices of Fannie and Freddie, by actually increasing regulation. It is impossible to please all of the people all of the time. It is even harder to please people, when most of the media has embarrassing Republican Presidents and negatively spinning Republican decisions or actions as their top priority. As such, we wanted you to know we believe you put our country first and did what you believed to be the right thing when the toughest decisions rested on your shoulders. You united our country and got our economy growing again after September 11th, you liberated over 50 million people in the Middle East and helped save more lives in Africa than any past President, just to name a few things. As you move on after your role as leader of the free world with you dignity in tact, we wish you and Laura much well-deserved rest and peace. As we enter an entirely different era, we will certainly miss Laura's grace and your patriotism. May God bless you and yours and the United States of America. Ringo and Gina Lanzetti

    665. Jeff W Tucson AZ says:

      Dear Former President Bush,

      Wow. Thank you for leaving office before the entire country was a smoldering heap of burning rubbish. You may be (or try to be) a man of principle but you and people around you sure made a hash of nearly everything you touched. I sincerely hope you and your family find peace in Crawford.

    666. JIM AND GAIL CASTO says:

      President and Mrs Bush,

      We cannot thank you for your 8 years of service to this nation. Thank you for making your decisions based upon your faith and values and never wavering from what you believed best for all Americans. We had a pastor who said that you can always know and follow God's will when you daily just "Do The Next Right Thing".

      May God always bless you, Mrs. Bush, your daughters, and all of your extended family.

    667. JIM AND GAIL CASTO says:

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    668. jackie musci Orland says:

      President Bush and Mrs. Bush,

      Thank you for serving our country with the utmost professionalism and especially for keeping the USA safe and secure for our families.

      You had the guts to stick by your beliefs for your citizens and we all thank you.

      Please help strengthen the Republican Party with great candidates so we can rid the low lifes in the Congress.

      End-game a stronger USa.

    669. J. Jolene Atkins says:

      Dear President and Mrs. Bush:

      Thank you for leading our nation over the last 8 years with class and wisdom. I surely do miss you already! You kept us safe, you stuck with the hard decisions, most importanly, it was good to know that you sought the LORD's face and leadership each day. Your faith, your wisdom, your caring for each American, your grace, your wonderful sense of humor, your love for America -all were and are a special blessing and a comfort. I loved watching you handle the Press Conferences. I must share with you that after 9/11, your comment about "wanted dead or alive", was a comfort to me. I was so angry at what had been done to us by the terrorists, that that remark seemed just right to me.

      You both are such precious, wonderful people. I wish you could be our leader forever. Since that isn't possible, I'm extremely happy that you have returned to Texas; and I look forward to seeing the Library one day. What a wonderful thing for the City of Dallas. I'll be happy if I catch a glimpse of you and our precious First Lady, Laura Bush, here in Dallas every now and then. Peace and happiness to each of you and your family. God Bless You!

      Sincerely,

      Jolene Atkins

    670. The Lyttles, Palm De says:

      Dear President Bush,

      Persistence, conviction and sincerity. These are the three words that best help us to define who you have to us been as President for the last two terms. By being persistent, you have helped protect the citizens and defend us from those who wished to do us harm.

      By holding strongly to your convictions you proved that you are a man of courage and God-given abilities. Your sincere personality showed us that you were committed to the task, and proved that you were someone who was not afraid to be himself.

      These words cannot begin to express our deepest gratitude, so we write and share some of our thoughts to say thank you to you and your family.

      May God continue to give you strength as you seek to live for Him each day.

    671. Mary Kay Sloope, Gle says:

      Dear President Bush,

      The real truth has been seen by all those who have posted comments before me. So for me, there is only one

      thing left to say, You are truly a real American Hero!

      God bless you.

    672. Mick & Sharon Wi says:

      Dear President & Mrs. Bush,

      We were so honored to be part of the multitudes of people welcoming you back to West Texas on Inauguration Day. We are from Florida & Illinois, living in Odessa – we were the family waving our flag as you passed us at the Midland Airport, in front of the t.v. station. You rolled down your window, giving the biggest smile & a wave & we want you both to know we appreciate you for everything you did for our United States for eight years in the Whitehouse! God Bless You & Your Families.

    673. Cheri, Fort Mill SC says:

      Thank you for your steadfastness, integrity and honor. It was a blessing to have you as our president, I will not forget, God Bless you and your family!!

    674. peggy, maine says:

      i know this will probably get lost in all of these letters to you, but i wish there is some way to let you know that all the sacrifices you made for this country as not been for nothing. some day your heroism in the face of so many ungrateful people will be recognized. your courage to stand for truth, and real christian values will live in the hearts of those who know what right from wrong. it is fashionable to bash president bush on tv. but someday people will see that you stood for making people independant as possible and for protecting our unborn babies, and helping us to hold our head up high as americans again. shame on all of the media who make fun of you all the time. you have protected their right to say what they want to and not be punished like they would be if they lived in other countries and said about their leaders what they say about you. thank you for being the type of president and person you are.

    675. peggy, maine says:

      i know this will probably get lost in all of these letters to you, but i wish there is some way to let you know that all the sacrifices you made for this country as not been for nothing. some day your heroism in the face of so many ungrateful people will be recognized. your courage to stand for truth, and real christian values will live in the hearts of those who know what right from wrong. it is fashionable to bash president bush on tv. but someday people will see that you stood for making people independant as possible and for protecting our unborn babies, and helping us to hold our head up high as americans again. shame on all of the media who make fun of you all the time. you have protected their right to say what they want to and not be punished like they would be if they lived in other countries and said about their leaders what they say about you. thank you for being the type of president and person you are.

    676. Anne, North Carolina says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I sure miss you!

      Yours truly,

      Anne

    677. Susanna in Californi says:

      Words cannot adequately express the great pride and admiration I have for the Bush family.

      President George W. Bush is the kind of man that inspires confidence in self, and a steadfast belief in living a life of integrity.

      Thank you for being a true leader. My children know that YOU ARE MY HERO.

    678. sue bayer, melville, says:

      Dear President Bush,

      I thank you for all the good things you have done for our country. Your example of integrity, faith and wisdom will be remembered.

      God bless you, your family and the United States of America.

    679. Richard DeSantis says:

      Dear President Bush

      Thank you so much for your service. TGFPB- Thank God For President Bush. You are missed day in and day out. I feel you were a GREAT President. Thank you so much for all you did for our country.

      God Bless

      Dick DeSantis

    680. chander pal edison, says:

      President Bush, the Staff surrouding the President and Mrs. Bush. Thank You for being

      a real american heroes, unlike what the crazies voted in. Thank you for your true american values. People will awake and realize that you

      did what was necessary to keep us safe, and never

      apologized for the american people, because there is nothing to apologize for but to thank the american people for our efforts around the world.

    681. chander pal edison, says:

      President Bush, the Staff surrouding the President and Mrs. Bush. Thank You for being

      a real american heroes, unlike what the crazies voted in. Thank you for your true american values. People will awake and realize that you

      did what was necessary to keep us safe, and never

      apologized for the american people, because there is nothing to apologize for but to thank the american people for our efforts around the world.

      God Speed Mr. President.

      Chander

    682. Gerald & Bonnie says:

      Dear President Bush we salute you for your unwavering courage, boldness, love for God, family, country, your honesty and integraty. Our family is proud to say that we had a part in voting for you. The only regret is that we did not get to meet you and Laura personnaly.

      May God bless you and Laura.

      Gerald @ Bonnie Rogers

    683. S.D.Isaacs Texas says:

      I praise God for you and your family & your administration.

      Thank you for keeping my family and I safe, and for putting our Lord first.

      I would love to be able to sit and talk with you about the goings on of today in Washington, I'd like to hear what a true president for the American people has to say about our situation.

      Thank you for your service.

    684. James Carroll, Palme says:

      Thank You President Bush for your service to our country and even though it hurt you sometimes thank you for being an honorable man and upholding the dignity of the office. Thanks for keeping us safe. I believe history will look favorably on you.

    685. James Carroll, Palme says:

      I miss you

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    687. Frances, Sanford, Ma says:

      Thank you President and Mrs. Bush for your service to America. Thank you for being a strong President and doing what was best for the American people and keeping us safe. I don't feel very safe now. I hope everyone will watch my video. I think it expresses how we all feel.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs5Cl7B1UtY

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