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2003: George W. Bush In New London

President George W. Bush was on hand to give the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 20, 2003. Sharing a joke with the president was Admiral Thomas Collins, Commandant of the Coast Guard, left, and Thomas Ridge, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security,right. This is the first year that the Coast Guard is under the Homeland Security authority. Stephen Dunn / Hartford Courant
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