Obama’s Speech at the Lincoln Memorial

1/18/2009 Washington, D.C.

President-Elect Obama’s Speech at the Lincoln Memorial Today

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On the eve of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration and his own historic swearing-in as president, Barack Obama stood Sunday in front of the Lincoln Memorial, evoked the country’s heroes and heritage, and told the nation that “the dream of our founders will live on in time.”

Obama spoke during an afternoon celebration of his historic election, featuring musicians led by Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce as well as famous actors, all entertaining an estimated half-million people on the National Mall with songs and readings aimed at capturing the gravity of the moment.

Obama, the first black American to be elected president, looked out at the sea of people and told them,

“What gives me hope is what I see when I look out across this mall. For in these monuments are chiseled those unlikely stories that affirm our unyielding faith — a faith that anything is possible in America.”

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  1. President Lincoln and President Obama share ancestors!

    How cool is that.

    http://familyforest.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/president-lincoln-and-president-obama-share-ancestors/

    Wishing the best for our new President on the eve of his Presidential Inauguration.

    Aloha!!!!!!

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