Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Marine Guards Welcome Leaders

On a cloudy,damp night in Washington,U.S. Marines in their dress blues helped the president welcome leaders to the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy.As the motorcades arrived at the White House Friday evening,one Marine opened the limousine doors.Two others stood in the brightly lit portico,opening the White House doors for President Bush and turning to salute as he greeted the leaders.They opened the doors again as the president and the leaders went into the White House,then returned to their places on a red carpet with gold borders,waiting for the next arrival.The president and his Marines got quite a workout at this ceremony,which took about an hour.It was a crisp event despite the dreary weather,and a major memory for all involved.

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