December 30, 2005: Text of President’s New Year’s Message (AP)

  • The great strength of our nation lies in the hearts and souls of the American people. This past year, Americans responded with an outpouring of compassion to help the people of the Gulf Coast region recover from one of the most devastating natural disasters in our nation’s history. We remember the victims of the past year’s hurricanes and give thanks for the millions of people who opened their hearts, homes, and communities to those in need.