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Barbara Bush Echoes Words of Son

October 25, 2001

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Barbara Bush said the war against evil must not only be fought with force, but also with generosity, love and friendship.

Echoing the words of her son, President George W. Bush, the former first lady said the best way to support the country is for everyone to renew commitments to their communities and to each other.

The top priority right now for Americans is to be good parents, and ``to not allow ourselves or our children to become prejudiced to a certain race or religion,″ she said in a speech Tuesday to about 750 American Red Cross volunteers and supporters.

Prejudice would make the horrible tragedies of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks even worse, she said.

Her $100-a-plate appearance helped the Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross raise money for victims of last month’s attacks and for local needs.

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