Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Happy "Mission Accomplished" Day!
Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country.
--Remarks by President Bush announcing the end of major combat operations in Iraq Thursday evening, May 1, 2003, from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.