President Bush faces the task today of meeting with relatives of soldiers killed in the service of their country.
Bush meets with families of Marines today at Camp Lejeune. At least 13 of the Americans killed in action since the war started two weeks ago were from Camp Lejeune, and six more from the Marine Corps base are missing.
The President is also expected to remind Marines and the public that more sacrifices are to come.
Bush arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point this morning. Traveling with him was someone who wants his job, North Carolina Democratic Senator John Edwards.