(Washington, DC) President Bush hosted Earth Day festivities today on the White House lawn. Events included drag racing on Pennsylvania Avenue, cookouts, an air show, military fire power display, a lumberjack competition, a turkey shoot and free SUV's to the first 50 guests. The featured speaker was former Exxon CEO, Lee Raymond.
The President said the celebration was a great way to bring attention to the environment and to ways we can help reduce global warming. The event concluded with a huge bonfire and fireworks show.
This year's celebration saw a decrease in the number of casualties. Only 3 deaths and 15 wounded compared to 7 deaths and 35 wounded last year when Dick Cheney participated in the turkey shoot.