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Addresses and Remarks

    See also Resignations and Retirements
        U.S. Air Force Academy, commencement address in Colorado 
        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 

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, 
    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, 
    Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, 
        as Amended--Continuation of Waiver Authority for Vietnam, 
(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.

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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

        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


    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

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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 
    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 

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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

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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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