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January 10, 2002 - President George W. Bush walks up to the podium after being introduced by Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.   Mike Lynaugh January 10, 2002 - President George W. Bush proudly signs into law a defense appropriations bill giving the Pentagon $317.2 billion dollars and sets aside an additional $20 billion dollars for the military campaign in Afghanistan.   Mike Lynaugh January 29, 2002 - President George W. Bush addresses a joint session of Congress in his first State of the Union address.   Mike Lynaugh January 29, 2002 - President George W. Bush thanks everyone for their applause as he gets ready to begin his first State of the Union address.  President Bush was interrupted 77 times during his speech from applause.   Mike Lynaugh
March 4, 2002 - Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld briefs reporters on the deaths of 7 United States service members when their helicopter was attacked south of Gardez, Afghanistan.  Secretary Rumsfeld re-stated America's resolve to Operation Enduring Freedom stating, ''As President Bush said last November, 'we are coming to know those who have plotted against us.  There is no corner of Earth distant or dark enough to protect them.  However long it takes, their hour of justice will come.'''   Mike Lynaugh April 1, 2002 - The ''Tribute in Lights'' towers above the New York City skyline out of what has become known as ''Ground Zero''.  The ''Tribute in Lights'' is a temporary memorial for those lost during the September 11th attacks.  The towers stand just north of where the World Trade Center once stood.  The brightly lit area is where workers, still to this day, work 24 hours a day to retrieve any remains they may find, so as to give solace to that victim's family.  This ''Tribute in Lights'' will only remain lit until April 13, 2002.   Mike Lynaugh May 18, 2002 - An F/A-18 Hornet approaches breaking the sound barrier during the cold, rainy morning at this year's ''Joint Services Open House'' airshow at Andrews Air Force Base.  The vapor you see is moisture being ripped from the air and riding on the shock wave produced by the aircraft by the aircraft approaching the speed of sound.  This shock wave is only visible for a fraction of a second when the aircraft approaches the proper speed.  This pilot however, reduced his speed in time and did not break the sound barrier.   Mike Lynaugh May 26, 2002 - ''Rolling Thunder'' comes to Washington, D.C.  Every year on Memorial Day weekend 200,000 plus motorcycles ride come from all around the country to ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Wall to show their support for the POW's and MIA's and all those that did not return from Vietnam.   Mike Lynaugh
May 26, 2002 - Singer, Charlotte Church performs ''You'll Never Walk Alone'' during tonight's live broadcast of PBS's ''2002 National Memorial Day Concert'' on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building.  Mike Lynaugh May 26, 2002 - Acclaimed film actor and Tony award winner, Joe Mantegna embraces retired New York City firefighter, John Vigiano, after telling of his story about his search for his two sons who were lost at Ground Zero on September 11th during tonight's tribute to the heroes of September 11th during the live broadcast of PBS's ''2002 National Memorial Day Concert.''   Mike Lynaugh May 26, 2002 - A Vietnam veteran, who wished to remain anonymous, salutes his friend whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.  The Vietnam Wall lists the names of over 58,000 people that did not return home from the war, whether they were killed in action or still, to this day, listed as ''Missing in Action''.   Mike Lynaugh May 27, 2002 - Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. Mike Lynaugh
July 4, 2002 - Fourth of July in Washington, D.C.  The Washington Monument is unlit due to heightened security during the nation's first Fourth of July celebrations post-September 11th.   Mike Lynaugh September 11, 2002 - Tens of Thousands gather outside the Pentagon at the location where one year today, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building killing 184 people in just one part of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.  The Pentagon held memorial services today to honor those lost in the attacks.  Similar memorial services were held also at the site where the World Trade Center once stood, and the field in Pennsylvania where American Airlines Flight 93 crashed.   Mike Lynaugh November 11, 2002 - President Bush and Army General James Jackson pause for a moment of prayer after the President placed a wreath at the foot of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery during Veterans Day ceremonies.  Mike Lynaugh December 5, 2002 - First Lady Laura Bush poses by one of the dozens of Christmas trees on display inside the White House.  For the second year in a row, the White House is closed to the public for the Christmas holiday season because of heightened security concerns post September 11th.   Mike Lynaugh