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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 07:59 PM

"Not Again".. President Obama Speaks at Memorial for Victims of Navy Yard Shooting [View all]



Text of Remarks..

“Once more we come together to mourn the lives of beauty and to comfort the wonderful families who cherished them. Once more we pay tribute to all who rushed towards the danger, who risked their lives so others might live. Once more our hearts are broken. Once more we ask why….

….. On Monday morning, these 12 men and women woke up like they did every day. They left home and they headed off to work. Gerald Read’s wife Cathy said, “See you tonight for dinner.” And John Johnson looked at his wife Judy and said what he always said whenever they parted, “Goodbye beautiful. I love you so much”…..

….. What Robert Kennedy understood, what Dr. King understood, what all our great leaders have always understood, is that wisdom does not come from tragedy alone or from some sense of resignation in the fallibility of man. Wisdom comes through the recognition that tragedies such as this are not inevitable, and that we possess the ability to act and to change, and to spare others the pain that drops upon our hearts. So in our grief, let us seek that grace. Let us find that wisdom. And in doing so, let us truly honor these 12 American patriots.”


the rest..
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/09/22/remarks-president-memorial-service-victims-navy-yard-shooting















Some tweet quotes from the President's remarks..

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

POTUS: "If we really want a country where our kids are free from violence, then we're going to have to change." #NavyYardShootingMemorial11:42 AM - 22 Sep 2013

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Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

POTUS: "The sense that our politics are frozen and we have to accept this. I cannot accept that." #NavyYardShootingMemorial11:43 AM - 22 Sep 2013

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Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

Pres. Obama: "Our tears are not enough. Our words and prayers are not enough." #NavyYardShootingMemorial11:39 AM - 22 Sep 2013

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Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

PBO: It should be clear that change will not come from Washington; even when tragedy strikes Washington. It will come from the American ppl"11:37 AM - 22 Sep 2013

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More..
http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/22/president-obama-speaks-at-memorial-for-victims-of-navy-yard-shooting/#comments

More.. Thank you to Chips at The Obama Diary for the coverage of the Memorial
http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/22/how-many-more-times/

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