Saturday, 20 April 2013

Weekly Address: President Obama says that the Boston’s spirit remains undaunted

Weekly Address: President Obama says that the Boston’s spirit remains undaunted, In his weekly address delivered this morning, President Obama spoke to the American people about the act of terror at the Boston Marathon that wounded dozens and killed three innocent people on Monday, and said that through it all, "Boston’s spirit remains undaunted" and Americans have proven they "refuse to be terrorized."

This past week, first responders, race volunteers, doctors and nurses, and the good people of Boston joined together to show the world how Americans respond to evil: with resilience and resolve, and without fear. And that’s the way Boston and America will move forward together.

Last night we learned that after a daylong manhunt that saw police searching door-to-door through Boston, law enforcement officials captured the remaining suspect believed to be responsible for Monday's bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. He was ultimately found in Watertown, Massachusetts.

President Obama reiterated that "world has witnessed one sure and steadfast truth: Americans refuse to be terrorized." He singled out the "brave first responders – police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and National Guard – who ran toward danger to help their fellow citizens. The race volunteers, spectators, and exhausted runners who rushed to help, including troops and veterans who never expected to see such scenes on the streets of America. The determined doctors and nurses at some of the world’s best hospitals, who have toiled day and night to save so many lives."

He praised the "big-hearted people of Boston," which includes the "residents, priests, shopkeepers – who carried victims in their arms; delivered water and blankets; lined up to give blood; opened their homes to total strangers."

Last night, President Obama reminded about another tragedy this past week. "The events were "overshadowed another tragedy -- the explosion that took the lives of at least 14 people in West, Texas and wounded more than 200."

President Obama that help is on the way to the people of Texas. "Our thoughts, our prayers are with the people of West, Texas, where so many good people lost their lives; some lost their homes; many are injured; many are still missing," he said. "I've talked to Governor Perry and Mayor Muska and I've pledged that the people of West will have the resources that they need to recover and rebuild. And I want everybody in Texas to know that we will follow through with those commitments."

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John is the author of an award-winning book, the 2010 Winner of the USA National Best Book award for African American studies, published by The Elevator Group, Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots. Also available an eBook on Amazon. John is also a member of the Society of Midland Authors and is a book reviewer of political books for the New York Journal of Books. John has volunteered for many political campaigns.

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