Family Christens USS George HW Bush
Doro Bush Koch, left, daughter of former President George H.W. Bush, joins her father, second from left, Mike Petters, of Northrup Grumman, second from right, and President Bush, right, as they wave to the crowd after the christening of the nuclear aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush at the shipyard in Newport News, Va., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006.
Members of the press await the bottle breaking during the christening ceremony of the USS George H.W. Bush at Northrop-Grumman's shipyard in Newport News, Virginia, October 7, 2006.
Editor's note: The christening (naming) ceremony held October 7, 2006, is not the same as the commissioning ceremony held January 10, 2009.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Oct. 7 (Washington Post) -- Despite a steady downpour that chilled thousands gathered Saturday in the shipyard here, President Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, basked in the warm embrace of extended family and friends as they celebrated the christening of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier named after the former president.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- Spraying the bubbles from sparkling wine across the enormous gray bow of the USS George H.W. Bush, the Bush family on Saturday christened the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier named after the 82-year-old former president.
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