I missed seeing this on television...but Mom clued me in on the telephone tonight. Thanks Mom!
Across the Potomac River at Arlington National Cemetery, hundreds of military officials, dignitaries and visitors turned out to see President Bush lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns...(Emphasis mine)
Mr. Bush's words provoked resounding applause from the crowd, which gave the president a standing ovation at his introduction and at the conclusion of his remarks.
The pitch of the crowd's cheers and the flurry of miniature American flags that audience members waved for the president was rivaled only by the crowd's enthusiastic welcome to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, who introduced the president.
And this is how the New York Post reported the same thing
Rumsfeld, who spoke first, got a thunderous standing ovation from the 1,000 people who attended the ceremony.Wow. I wish I could have been there to add to the ovation.
There were shouts of "God bless you" and "We love you, Rummy."