Former President George W. Bush spoke
amid thunderous applause Woodward Oklahoma to celebrate the
Fourth of July, calling the U.S. the "greatest nation on the face
of the earth."
Bush was given six standing ovations as he spoke Saturday inside
a remodeled rodeo arena in Woodward, a town of about 12,000
residents in northwest Oklahoma. About 9,200 tickets were sold for
the event, which would be the biggest crowd for Bush since he left
office in January.
Bush spoke of the bravery of injured soldiers he'd met
throughout his presidency, and thanked members of the military for
their service. He also thanked spectators for giving "a retired
guy something to do."
Bush has turned up in a handful of out-of-the-way places since