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January 9, 2003 - Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (right) listens to Senate Assistant Minority Whip, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) talk about the need to secure our nation's nuclear power plants.  Senator Reid stated, ""Last year the President warned us of vulnerabilities at nuclear facilities, and now, a year later, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has done nothing to improve the safety and security of our nation's nuclear power plants. In fact, the NRC has been so negligent that one-third of its employees question the agency's dedication to safety. Something must be done." January 28, 2003 - President George W. Bush delivers his annual State of the Union address to Congress and the nation.  Mr. Bush vowed to keep up pressure on Iraq to disclose its weapons of mass destruction program, and vowed that " America's purpose is more than to follow a process -- it is to achieve a result: the end of terrible threats to the civilized world. All free nations have a stake in preventing sudden and catastrophic attacks. And we're asking them to join us, and many are doing so. Yet the course of this nation does not depend on the decisions of others. (Applause.) Whatever action is required, whenever action is necessary, I will defend the freedom and security of the American people."  © Mike Lynaugh February 27, 2003 - Afghan President Harmid Karzai speaks at the Pentagon after meeting with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (not pictured) about the current state of security and other issues regarding Afghanistan.  © Mike Lynaugh March 9, 2003 - Anti-war protestors show some faces of Iraqi civilians they fear will be killed in the upcoming war between the United States and its allies and Iraq. 
March 5, 2003 - General Tommy Franks, commander of the U.S. Central Command, answers a question at the daily Pentagon briefing.  General Franks was at the Pentagon to have meetings with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (not pictured) about possible future operations inside Iraq.  © Mike Lynaugh March 9, 2003 - United States Capitol Police arrest a protestor that crossed the police line that has been set up on the west lawn of the Capitol.  Police have allowed the protestors to gather on the lawn, however, they are not permitted to cross the police line that has been set up, or face arrest.  © Mike Lynaugh March 15, 2003 - Tens of thousands of anti-war protestors gather on the grounds of the Washington Monument to voice their opposition to the possible oncoming war with Iraq.  Organizers of today's rally fear this will be their last attempt to make their voices heard before the United States does take military action to disarm Saddam Hussein.  Official estimates by the Washington, D.C. police put the total attendance of the protest at 40,000, but protest organizers dispute that number and estimate 100,000 showed up to oppose the war.  © Mike Lynaugh March 15, 2003 - An unidentified pro-war supporter dresses as Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and gives a thumbs up to anti-war protestors thanking them for their support.  © Mike Lynaugh
March 21, 2003 - Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, conducts a briefing to reporters about the status of the beginning of the ''Shock and Awe'' part of the campaign to liberate the Iraqi people of the regime of Saddam Hussein.  © Mike Lynaugh March 22, 2003 - Anti-war protestors hold hands in solidarity against the war in Iraq in-front of the White House. April 12, 2003 - Pete Shumar from Gaithersburg, Maryland waves a large American flag during the rally on the National Mall during the "Rally for the Troops, Rally for America".  Thousands of people came to Washington, D.C. from all around to proudly show the red, white, and blue and show their support for the troops and President Bush.  © Mike Lynaugh April 12, 2003 - Country music superstar, Aaron Tippin sings his hit song, "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly" during a rally in Washington, DC in support of the troops currently engaged in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  © Mike Lynaugh
May 21, 2003 - Vice President Dick Cheney addresses the crowd during the Malcom Baldridge Quality Award ceremony.  The Vice President awarded three awards for outstanding business performance.  The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, often described as "the standard of business excellence," was established by Congress in 1987 to promote quality awareness, recognize the quality achievements of organizations and publicize successful performance strategies.  © Mike Lynaugh May 17, 2003 - An Air Force UH-1H Huey helicopter flies over the flightline to photograph the crowd attending this year's "Joint Services Open House" airshow at Andrews Air Force Base.  Attendance was down this year due to the rainy and cold weather that has plagued the Washington, D.C. area this spring.  © Mike Lynaugh May 18, 2003 - United Air Force Huey Pilot, Lt. Tom Bozung follows a second Air Force Huey helicopter as they fly over the flight line at Andrews Air Force Base during the 2003 Joint Services Open House airshow. May 18, 2003 - United States Air Force Sgt. Klaassen keeps a watchful eye on the crowd at the Joint Services Open House airshow at Andrews Air Force Base.  This year's airshow is being held under tight security based on the possibility of a terror attack on the large crowd gathered.
May 25, 2003 - Supporters reach out to the riders in the 16th Annual "Rolling Thunder" ride on Washington, D.C.  Since 1987 hundreds of thousands of bikers ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Wall to remember their fallen fallen comrades and honor those who did not come home.  © Mike Lynaugh An unidentified Vietnam Veteran looks for his friend's name on the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.  He was part of "Rolling Thunder" in which tens of thousands of veterans ride their motorcycles to the Vietnam Wall and remember those who did not come home. May 26, 2003 - President George W. Bush places a wreath at the foot of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery during Memorial Day remembrance services.  © Mike Lynaugh May 26, 2003 - Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, President Bush, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers and Major General James T. Jackson salute the flag during the playing of the National Anthem at the start of the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  © Mike Lynaugh
May 25, 2003 - Gospel legend Yolanda Adams sings during the National Memorial Day Concert which has been broadcast live on PBS from the west lawn of the United States Capitol building each Memorial Day since 1989.  © Mike Lynaugh June 5, 2002 - President George W. Bush returns home at the White House aboard his helicopter Marine One.  The President has just returned home from his week-long trip to Europe and the Middle East.  President Bush has pledged himself in a central role as peacemaker between Israel and the Palestinian Authority , seeking to keep both parties negotiating for peace.  © Mike Lynaugh June 5, 2003 - President Bush waves as he arrives at the White House following a seven-day trip to Europe and the Middle East. President Bush insisted again on Thursday that the war to rid Iraq of destructive weapons was justified, and he said the truth about Saddam Hussein's ability to create and use deadly germs and bombs would come in time.  © Mike Lynaugh June 11, 2003  - Juergen E. Schrempp, the CEO of the Diamler/Chrysler Corporation, talks with Secretary of State Colin Powell before the start of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS benefit dinner at the Kennedy Center.
June 11, 2003 - Senator and Presidential Candidate John Kerry (D-MA) speaks to the crowd gathered at the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS benefit dinner at the Kennedy Center.  Senator Kerry stated that, "the endangered people of Africa and so much of the world cannot afford to see the United States distracted by ideological debates over abstinence versus safe sex.  The pandemic of AIDS must not be worsened by the plague of self-righteousness.  People are sick now, people are dying now, and the truest morality is to save them now." Iowa Congressman Jim Nussle (left) and a representative of the American Hospital Association, speak in the Congressman's office about gaining support of an upcoming bill. The American Hospital Association holds meeting discussing need for additional funding to specialty hospitals.
August 10, 2003 -  The Union guns fire on advancing Confederate troops (not seen) across the field of battle during the 140th Anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. September 4, 2003 - The rock band, Aerosmith, performs during the NFL Kick-off Concert on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. September 11, 2003 - Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (without hat), and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers (right) place a wreath at the memorial for the victims of the attack on the Pentagon at Arlington National Cemetery.  Today is the 2 year anniversary of the single worst terrorist attack in history. October 29, 2003 -  Ramona Weber, age 13 (left) and her sister Sylvia, age 14(right) exercise using free weights during their "Youth Strength Training" class at the Frederick Sportsplex. The class is designed for active youth athletes aged 11-17. It teaches the students the importance of warming-up, flexibility, poster, tempo, breathing, and the cool down, to keep their workouts safe.
November 11, 2003 -  Paralyzed Veterans Administration Executive Director, Purple Heart recipient and combat-injured Vietnam Veteran, Delatorro McNeal, places his hand over his heart after placing a wreath at the Vietnam Wall during Veterans Day ceremonies. November 11, 2003 -  SSgt. Mark Summers, and his daughter Lyndsay, participate in Veterans Day ceremonies at the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.  SSgt. Summers was wounded in the right leg in the current conflict in Iraq. November 11, 2003 - Paralyzed Vietnam Veteran Michael M. Bruscino participates in the Veterans Day memorial services at the Vietnam Wall as part of the Lone Star Paralyzed Veterans Association Honor Guard.  Mr. Bruscino served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army as a member of a Special Forces team of combat engineers. He was wounded in action on August 12, 1969, while on patrol in a battle near Camp Mi Loc. Bruscino is originally from Amarillo, TX, and now lives in Keller, TX. He is 54 years old. November 14, 2003 - The little drummer boy passes by dressed in traditional Confederate dress, during the 2003 Remembrance Day Parade in Gettysburg, PA.  Each year the town of Gettysburg gets together and has a parade and memorial services in honor of the anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.  Lincoln gave his address 140 years ago this week.
December 1, 2003 - President George W. Bush waves before boarding his helicopter, Marine One, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.  President Bush is traveling to Michigan and New Jersey today to attend fundraising events. December 1, 2003 - President George W. Bush departs the White House on his helicopter, Marine One.  President Bush is traveling to Michigan and New Jersey today to attend fundraising events. December 1, 2003 - First Lady Laura Bush poses with the family of Jim and Diane Chapman of Endeavor, Wisconsin, who grew the 2003 White House Christmas tree, as it is delivered to the north portico of the White House in Washington. December 4, 2003 - Toyota and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) have partnered to create the Toyota Family Literacy Program -- a new initiative to help Hispanic and other immigrant families with the lowest literacy skills.
December 9, 2003 - President George W. Bush makes remarks alongside China's Premier Wen Jiabao on the South Lawn of the White House during an official welcoming ceremony. December 9, 2003 - President George W. Bush shakes hands with China's Premier Wen Jiabao after they made remarks at a welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. December 28, 2003 - The White House is decorated for the holidays. December 28, 2003 - The White House and National Christmas Tree.