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Bush, Obama hail our history
“Now, more than ever, we must rededicate ourselves to the notion that we share a common destiny as Americans — that I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper. Now, we must all do our part to serve one another; to seek new ideas and new innovation; and to start a new chapter for our great country.”
The White House released the menus for Mr. Bush’s Christmas Eve dinner celebration — enchiladas and tamales — as well as Christmas Day lunch, which features roast turkey, sides, and both pumpkin and pecan pies.
Mr. Bush on Wednesday also issued a greeting for Kwanzaa, the week-long celebration created in 1966 by a black activist who wanted black Americans to have an alternative to Christmas. The celebration begins Dec. 26 and runs for seven days.
“For more than 40 years, millions of people have come together to reaffirm Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. These principles emphasize unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith,” Mr. Bush said in his message.
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