911: President George W. Bush in President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), 09/11/2001.
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Original Caption: Mrs. Laura Bush listens Tuesday, September 11, 2001, as President George W. Bush discusses the terrorist attacks with White House staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center. Also pictured from left are: Vice President Dick Cheney, Andy Card, and Condoleezza Rice. ..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: P7151-17..Created By: President (2001-2009 : Bush). Office of Management and Administration. Office of White House Management. Photography Office. (01/20/2001 - 01/20/2009)..From:: Photographs Related to the George W. Bush Administration, compiled 01/20/2001 - 01/20/2009..Production Date: 09/11/2001..Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=5997257 ( http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=5997257 ) ..Repository: George W. Bush Library (Lewisville, TX)..Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.Use Restrictions: Unrestricted
On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the United States. Over the next 50 days and nearly 50,000 images later, White House photographers would capture the horror and heroism, the courage and compassion surrounding those attacks. From a Florida second-grade classroom to a ceremonial first pitch, these moments in time reflect the resounding resolution and resiliency of a president. President George W. Bush began his schedule that day at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. Participating in a second-grade reading demonstration, he was informed by his Chief of Staff that “America is under attack.” As events unfolded in New York City, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania, President Bush directed the nation’s response from Air Force One as he flew from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base to Offutt Air Force Base and returned to Washington, DC, where he addressed the nation from the Oval Office.
Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is the wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, and was the First Lady from 2001 to 2009. Bush graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in education, and took a job as a second grade teacher. After attaining her master's degree in library science at the University of Texas at Austin, she was employed as a librarian. Bush is of English, French, and Swiss ancestry. Her father was a home builder and later successful real estate developer, while her mother worked as the bookkeeper for her father's business.