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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, June 7, 2004 WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. 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[[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-vii] Pages 969 1018 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Resignations and Retirements Colorado U.S. Air Force Academy, commencement address in Colorado Springs--999 Victory 2004 reception in Denver--991 Italy, remarks to reporters in Rome--1015 National economy--1015 National World War II Memorial, dedication--969 Radio address--969 Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, telephone remarks--972 Vatican City State, presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul II--1014 Virginia, Memorial Day ceremony in Arlington--972 White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives--974 Communications to Congress Belarus, message transmitting a determination on trade--1009 Federal expenditures for climate change programs and activities, letter transmitting report--990 Communications to Congress--Continued Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Act, letter transmitting designations--990 Turkmenistan, message transmitting a determination on trade--1008 Vietnam, message transmitting a determination on trade--1010 Communications to Federal Agencies Designation of the Kingdom of Morocco as a Major Non-NATO Ally, memorandum--1010 Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as Amended--Continuation of Waiver Authority for the Republic of Belarus, memorandum--1009 Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as Amended--Continuation of Waiver Authority for Turkmenistan, memorandum--1008 Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as Amended--Continuation of Waiver Authority for Vietnam, memorandum--1009 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was in Rome, Italy, on June 4, the closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in this issue will be printed next week. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Executive Orders Responsibilities of the Departments of Commerce and Veterans Affairs and the Small Business Administration With Respect to Faith- Based and Community Initiatives--980 Interviews With the News Media Interviews Paris Match Magazine--1010 RAI Television--996 News conferences June 1--982 June 3 with Prime Minister John Howard of Australia--1004 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Australia, Prime Minister Howard--1004 Proclamations Great Outdoors Month--1015 Resignations and Retirements Central Intelligence Agency, Director of Central Intelligence--1008 Statements by the President House of Representatives passage of the ``Worker Reemployment Accounts Act''--1014 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1018 Checklist of White House press releases--1018 Digest of other White House announcements--1016 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1017 [[Page v]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 969]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 969] Pages 969 1018 Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004 The President's Radio Address May 29, 2004 Good morning. Monday is Memorial Day, and all across America this weekend, people are remembering those who fought for freedom and who gave their lives in service to their country. Here in the Nation's Capital, Saturday has a special significance as we dedicate the World War II Memorial in the presence of thousands of veterans of that conflict. When it mattered most, an entire generation of Americans stepped forward to fight evil and show the finest qualities of our Nation and of humanity. The World War II Memorial will stand forever as a tribute to the generation that fought that war and to the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives. Because of their sacrifice, tyrants fell; fascism and nazism were vanquished; and freedom prevailed. Today, freedom faces new enemies, and a new generation of Americans has stepped forward to defeat them. Since the hour this Nation was attacked on September the 11th, 2001, we have seen the character of the men and women who wear our country's uniform. In places like Kabul and Kandahar, Mosul and Baghdad, we have seen their decency and brave spirit. And because of their fierce courage, America is safer, and two terror regimes are gone forever, and more than 50 million souls now live in freedom. Our mission continues, and we will see it through to victory. We have a strategy to defeat our terrorist enemy and a plan to help establish lasting freedom in Iraq. The stakes are high, and they are clear. The enemy seeks to establish a new haven for terror and violence at the heart of the Middle East. They seek to force free nations to retreat into isolation and fear, yet we will persevere and defeat this enemy and hold this hard-won ground for the realm of liberty. Those who have fought the battles of the war on terror and served the cause of freedom can be proud of all they have achieved. And these veterans of battle will carry with them for all their days the memory of the ones who did not live to be called veterans. Each man or woman we have laid to rest had hopes for the future and left a place that can never be filled. Each was the most important person in someone's life. For their families there is terrible sorrow, and we pray for their comfort. For the Nation there is a feeling of loss, and we remember each name. Through our history, America has gone to war reluctantly because we have known the costs of war. And in every generation, it is the best among us who are called to pay that price. Those who have paid those costs have given us every moment we live in freedom, and every living American is in their debt. We can never repay what they gave for this country, but on this holiday, we acknowledge the debt by showing our respect and gratitude. Thank you for listening. Note: The address was recorded at 1:45 p.m. on May 28 in the Cabinet Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on May 29. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on May 28 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. The Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language transcript of this address. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 969-972] Pages 969 1018 Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004 Remarks at the Dedication of the National World War II Memorial May 29, 2004 Thank you all very much. I'm honored to join with President Clinton, President Bush, Senator Dole, and other distinguished guests on this day of remembrance and celebration. And General Kelley, here in the company of the generation that won the war, I proudly [[Page 970]] accept the World War II Memorial on behalf of the people of the United States of America. Raising up this Memorial took skill and vision and patience. Now the work is done, and it is a fitting tribute, open and expansive like America, grand and enduring like the achievements we honor. The years of World War II were a hard, heroic, and gallant time in the life of our country. When it mattered most, an entire generation of Americans showed the finest qualities of our Nation and of humanity. On this day, in their honor, we will raise the American flag over a monument that will stand as long as America itself. In the history books, the Second World War can appear as a series of crises and conflicts, following an inevitable course from Pearl Harbor to the coast of Normandy to the deck of the Missouri. Yet, on the day the war began and on many hard days that followed, the outcome was far from certain. There was a time in the years before the war, when many earnest and educated people believed that democracy was finished. Men who considered themselves learned and civilized came to believe that free institutions must give way to the severe doctrines and stern discipline of a regimented society. Ideas first whispered in the secret councils of a remote empire or shouted in the beer halls of Munich became mass movements. And those movements became armies. And those armies moved mercilessly forward until the world saw Hitler strutting in Paris and U.S. Navy ships burning in their own port. Across the world, from a hiding place in Holland to prison camps of Luzon, the captives awaited their liberators. Those liberators would come, but the enterprise would require the commitment and effort of our entire Nation. As World War II began, after a decade of economic depression, the United States was not a rich country. Far from being a great power, we had only the 17th largest army in the world. To fight and win on two fronts, Americans had to work and save and ration and sacrifice as never before. War production plants operated shifts around the clock. Across the country, families planted victory gardens, 20 million of them, producing 40 percent of the Nation's vegetables in backyards and on rooftops. Two out of every three citizens put money into war bonds. As Col. Oveta Culp Hobby said, ``This was a people's war, and everyone was in it.''
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