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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sept. 10, 2011. Section 60 is reserved for military personnel who have lost their lives while fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

47 Responses to “sunday”


  1. 1 Marlz
    September 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Busy day for our President. . .
    Will be here to see each event!

  2. 2 collegekay
    September 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Wowww. I’ll be watching it all.

  3. 4 StR
    September 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I’ll be able to breathe when the day is over.

  4. 7 Sue in Minnesota
    September 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I have a sense that our President will encourage us to make the most of this tragic event and will inspire us to move forward, in strength and unity.
    My hope is that in closing these wounds, America experiences an emotional cleansing, and is prepared to move on.

  5. 13 anniebella
    September 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    A busy busy day for POTUS and FLOTUS. May the good Lord above give them strength, and keep them safe.

  6. 16 chiara
    September 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Holy cow, that’s a heck of a day.

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    September 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm

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  8. 34 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Wow. That is one busy schedule. Tomorrow is going to be so emotional.

  9. September 10, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Hey buds, just got home from an OFA team leader meeting. Some areas in my city are building a solid team of volunteers while others are not finding many at all. There is tabling to do and voter registration. Phonebanking for special elections is also taking place. Some of us are being asked to go to Nevada to register voters. Expectations are ramping up for participation, so anybody who can spare some time to help re-elect President Obama, please pitch in.

    • 36 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      September 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      What city do you reside in meta? I know you have mentioned it before here and at the OFA site. I forgot. I would describe Columbus as the same. Pockets of good neighborhood OFA support and then other areas not so much. Hopefully more volunteers will come on board. The President did say it would be more difficult this time around. Obama/biden 2012!!

  10. September 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    i’m anxious to see how the elephants are going to characterize these flights that the Prez will be taking tomorrow. Surely he could walk from the WH to NY. ;-)

    • September 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      I have thought about this a number of times. I will be amazed if some a– doesn’t bring it up. You know, all that money for him to fly to all those places IN ONE DAY!!!!

      • 39 maritza
        September 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        tnmtngirl, I am too old to let the media f-with me! Remember GWB celebrating McSame’s B-day when Katrina was in full force? AND GWB not doing a thing for a long time?

        • September 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

          Oh yes, remember all that TOO WELL!!!!!! While on the treadmill, I was watching the PA event. It was after it was over and Pres. Clinton and VP Biden were going through the crowd. Clinton left after a short time. The cameras remained on VP Biden as he went through the crowd comforting, hugging, kissing, patting, talking to children/young people, posing for pictures, occasionally smiling…….patient, kind, caring, gentle. What a fine man! What a team we have! God is good!!!!!!!!

    • 42 Sue in Minnesota
      September 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      My hope is that these clowns will take their ‘ass-hats’ off, if for just one day, America needs to breath, to have a true day of respite.

      They are such freakin opportunists….

  11. 43 HZ
    September 11, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Sue, we will remember them in our prayers for sure. However, we know that we will hear their vile comments, but the great part for us is to just try to remember how deep the wounds of the fallen men and women family members must be feeling tomorrow as they anticipate the arrival of their President and First Lady coming to pay their respect for all of us. He represents our nation. So we take no time to listen to the foolish and hateful remarks when our energy has to be going out toward the families,the children within these families, and our President and First Lady who will be trying to keep it all together as they carry our love to these beautiful human beings. That message, these vile people will not steal from us. So we pray, meditate, set our quiet moments in our homes, places of worship, and even beter within our hearts to keep President Obama as our leader steady, and our First Lady steady by his side as she represents for so many the mother, daughter,auntie, sister, and wife of the fallen. We will stand in the right moment of history rather than focus on the hate, bitterness, and vile sides of all of this. Remember, this probably started with the likes of such. I think we will be strong for each other here tomorrow to stand on the good and decent side of history. Let us all reach out and hold each other’s hands as we watch our great President hold us all up with love, compassion,, hope, and strength.HZ

  12. September 11, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Yesterday I viewed the pictures of the President and First Lady paying their respects in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. Later, I viewed the pictures of President Obama and Malia at the DC Kitchen. As a matter of fact when I saw him in the DC Kitchen I called my daughter in to look and we both laughed. We said “he needs to hold that container over the pot because he’s dripping the contents on the floor.” We said that’s a typical “man in the kitchen – just doin’ his thang”. Then we both got quiet, looked at each other, and I said, “when have you ever seen a president doing this kind of thing? – he’s so real, so human, so full of compassion.

    I remember sitting down and sending him a letter after the November 2010 election. At times, during that period, he seemed so defeated and dispondent. I’d never sent a letter to any president before, but I felt that I just had to do my part and thank him for being who he is, and to encourage him to never give up on us – and to continue to believe in “WE THE PEOPLE”. I also reminded him that “the darkest hour of the night is the hour just before the dawn”.

    And you know what? He replied to my letter and thanked me for the encouragement.

    I’ve never met him but I call him Barack – not out of disrespect for the presidency, but because I feel as though he’s my friend – he truly cares about me. Yes, I take it personally – I believe that we should all take it personally.

    I never worry about the President when he travels, or any other time, because I truly believe that God has touched him. I believe that God has wrapped his arms around Barack Obama and that He’s protecting and guiding him all the time. Never use the words “weak” and “Obama” in the same sentence. There’s nothing “weak” about Barack Obama – he’s simply BLESSED …

    • September 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

      Good Morning Liz952l, now I know why I felt the need to start today’s reading at this post – so that I could shake virtual hands with you and thank you for expressing some of my thoughts so well. ;) Thank you. Not only is this President blessed, we are blessed to have the opportunity to serve with him. Like you and your daughter, I have NEVER seen a politician, or a president, like this one and I have NEVER felt as strong a connection to someone I have never met personally, as I do to President Obama and his family! His ‘specialness’ is reinforced for me when I consider that you and I are not the only ones who feel this way. Members of our TOD family say it all the time – they just LOVE him. :lol: Those who would equate bullying and boisterousness with strength only show their shallowness IMO. I am in awe of the strength of character this President repeatedly displays. What I see is that President Obama, and his family, evoke very strong emotions in EVERYONE all over the world. I’ve concluded that those with not-so-pure hearts choose to react negatively, while others see his humanity, his caring and his resolve to serve and embrace him wholeheartedly. The fact is, IMO, whether we respond positively or negatively, President Barack H. Obama cannot be ignored for this is HIS time in world history!

      Thank you for sharing that you wrote him a letter of encouragement that he acknowledged. For some reason I feel happy about that. My life experience has taught me that people find it easier to criticize than to praise or support, so I don’t doubt that he gets tons of critical mail. Hopefully he’ll remember the words of encouragement re receives, even as he tries to make his way through the criticisms.

      God bless you and your family as you get through this day of remembered horror, and God bless the United States of America AND ITS LEADER!

      • September 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

        Thank you so much, vcprezofan2.

        I’ll never give up on our President. He’s touch me and my family in so many ways. “I’M ALL IN for 2012 (and beyond)” …..

  13. September 11, 2011 at 4:31 am

    My heart goes out to all who have been affected by the tragic events ten years ago today, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Although I am half a world away my heart broke for you 10 years ago and my thoughts have been with you each and every day since. I will be spending today in quiet contemplation to honor the fallen. God bless you all. I pray also for the safety of all who attend the memorial events today including President Obama and his family. I am so grateful that you have such a kind an compassionate President at this time. He is truly one of a kind. His compassion really shone through yesterday in Arlington as did that of your beautiful First Lady.


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