Bush honors military in Easter message

President Bush walks from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Thursday, as he departed to spend the weekend at Camp David, Md.Ron Edmonds / AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

President Bush urged Americans observing Easter Sunday to remember others, particularly in the military, who are far from loved ones on a day "that beckons us homeward."

"I deeply appreciate the sacrifices that they and their families are making," Bush said Saturday in his radio address.

He added a special message for the U.S. troops who have been killed while serving their country.

"These brave individuals have lived out the words of the Gospel: 'Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,'" Bush said. "And our nation's fallen heroes live on in the memory of the nation they helped defend."