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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:35 PM

President Obama To Visit Newtown Sunday

Source: Hartford Courant

President Barack Obama will appear at an interfaith vigil Sunday at 7 p.m. in Newtown, the White House announced Saturday evening.

The event is closed to the public and open only to victims' families. Obama will not make any public appearances in Newtown, the White House said..

From Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, released this statement: "Tomorrow evening the president will travel to Newtown, CT to meet with the families of those who were lost and thank first responders. The president will also speak at an interfaith vigil for families of the victims as well as families from Sandy Hook Elementary scheduled for 7PM EST. More details will be released as they are available."

Read more: http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-obama-newtown-shooting-20121215,0,611830.story



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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:40 PM

1. President Obama Cries

While Speaking About Children Killed in Connecticut Shooting
By Rennie Dyball
12/14/2012 at 03:45 PM EST

... President Barack Obama cried as he shared his condolences about the horrific Connecticut elementary school shooting, taking long pauses as he spoke, visibly shaken and upset ...

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20656617,00.html

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:41 PM

2. I suspect that he will shed some very serious tears at this vigil. Something like this would

 

be the hardest part of his job, I bet.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:47 PM

3. I think he will stay strong for the families he visits with.

I can't imagine how difficult this will be. But it's the right thing to do.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:51 PM

4. "But it's the right thing to do." No question about it. Can you imagine GW Bush attending

 

something like this?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:17 AM

11. Crying is not weakness if that's what you're implying

It really isn't. It's actually a very normal and healthy physiological reaction to overwhelming grief.

Edited to add that I'm not picking a fight or trying to be critical.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:54 PM

5. More Details On Obama's Visit


More Details On Obama's Visit

President Obama will deliver remarks at 7 p.m. Sunday night at Newtown High School.

From the White House press office:

On Sunday, the President will travel to Newtown, CT. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Bradley International Airport will be open press. While in Newtown, the President will meet with the families of those who were lost and thank first responders. The President will also speak at an interfaith vigil for families of the victims as well as families from Sandy Hook Elementary School. There will be pooled coverage of the Presidentís remarks. In the evening, the President will depart Newtown en route Washington, DC. The departure from Bradley International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn will be open press.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/sandy-hook-elementary-school-shooting_n_2300831.html

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:28 PM

7. I hope this is recorded and preserved for the future

as part of the historical record.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:08 PM

6. Is that one of the Kindergartners who fell victim to gun culture? nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:36 PM

8. Yes, the photo in the OP is of Emilie Parker. Below is a link with more photos of the kids

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:29 AM

9. Kick! n/t

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 06:16 AM

10. kick n/t

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:18 PM

12. Thanks Faygo Kid

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