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The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama is presented a plaque by philanthropist Lois Pope and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, during the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial dedication ceremony in Washington. President Obama paid tribute to disabled U.S. veterans on Sunday, pointing to the dedication of a new memorial honoring those severely injured in war as a symbol of the nation’s perseverance and character.

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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Military veterans stand as they are recognized by President Barack Obama and are applauded during the dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

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Veterans and invited guests listen to President Barack Obama speak

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with actor, musician and military advocate and National Spokesman for the American Veterans Disabled for Life (AVDL) Foundation Gary Sinise

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President Barack Obama stands with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Vietnam war veteran and Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation co-founder and President Arthur H. Wilson

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103 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 15 Nena20409
    October 5, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Mr. President!

    Hello TODville Community πŸ˜‰

  2. 18 Nena20409
    October 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    C’mon In TODers, it is warm, beautiful and welcoming here at TOD!

    HeeHaw…..GGail on your Au ⭐ I see, you had a co-medalist πŸ˜‰

  3. 22 GGail
    October 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    NW thank you! The President gave a heart-warming speech today. It brought tears to my eyes.

  4. 24 Nena20409
    October 5, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    So the Kenyan, anti-colonist (per Newt)…..not understand that US was anti-colonist……, Musli(n)m, Tyrant was working on Sunday?

    Sunday, a Holy Christian Day? Yep……He just isn’t like one of Us……Darn your ignorance……You better believe it.

    President Barack Obama isn’t like Us.

    He is Us, More and Better!

  5. 25 Nena20409
    October 5, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Wonderful Post NW.
    You do Us proud 24/7.
    Thank You, ut….. the ever so lovely Nerdy Wonka πŸ˜‰

  6. 27 Nena20409
    October 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    The Picture with a reflection pool is beyond words.
    The power of Real Life captured for eternity. Wow.

  7. 28 GGail
    October 5, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Chips, this is the latest news from the ManU email I received…

    September’s star: Angel Di Maria

    Angel Di Maria capped off a memorable start to life at Old Trafford after being named Manchester United’s Player of the Month for September by the club’s fans.

    The Argentinian playmaker was the runaway winner in ManUtd.com’s online poll, gaining 68 per cent of the votes. The runner-up was fellow summer signing Ander Herrera with 23 per cent, while the other nominee, Rafael, was picked by 9 per cent of voters.

    Di Maria was in excellent form throughout his first full month for the Reds. Not only did he open his account with a fine strike in the 4-0 win over QPR and play a part in United’s other three efforts that day, he netted an early goal of the season contender at Leicester City with a stunning lofted finish and then impressed again in the victory over West Ham.

    “I am very happy to have received the award but I’ve got to stress that it’s all about the team,” said Di Maria. “I’m happy that my career here at Manchester United has started very well, and I hope that what I’m doing out there on the field is helping us to pick up points and victories.”

  8. 43 donna dem 4 obama
    October 5, 2014 at 6:54 pm

  9. 44 donna dem 4 obama
    October 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm

  10. October 5, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    As usual, I’ve failed at napping.

    Just finished watching Match of the Day 2. It’s amazing that Brits can pronounce the most tongue-twisting German and Polish names, but regularly muff Spanish names. “Angel” with a hard g, accent in the wrong place when saying Martinez, and so on.

    Ok, rant over. Off to make a cocktail and sit on the front porch for a spot of reading.

  11. October 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    So, book recommendation from your friendly Liberal Librarian: “The Trigger” by Tim Butcher, in which the author retraces the steps of the the Bosnian Serb assassin who triggered WWI. About a third of the way through. Very good read.

  12. 48 Ladyhawke
    October 5, 2014 at 8:14 pm

  13. 49 Ladyhawke
    October 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  14. 50 carolyn
    October 5, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I really, really like Sally Jewell, the Sec of Interior. I forget what she did in her previous life, but I believe she is a real steward of the environment. The department’s tweets of beautiful places in the country are truly inspirational.

  15. October 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Wanted to share a DCCC email I posted on the previous thread.

    We can’t in good conscience send you a doom and gloom email right now.

    Here’s why: you have been so amazing that we actually have a chance to win the big races for Congress. Polls show races across the country TIED.

    That’s right, Democrats can win!

    Of course, it goes on to say that we need more money to keep the momentum going. But starting with good news is a much better tactic.

  16. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    October 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm

  17. 55 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    so bt, danny can read?

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  18. 57 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Clegg urges tax rise to cut deficit.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29492370

    Gee, hoocudda thunk it?

  19. 58 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  20. 59 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Has there been any other president who cared for the vets like the kenyan and his wife? Yet, you have some numbnutz vets hating his guts.

    Thanks ut for posting this.

  21. 61 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:02 pm

  22. 62 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm

  23. 64 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    ugg, even after six years, the stupid smirking face riles me up.

  24. 74 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Love all the #votingmatters tweets. So spot on.

  25. 75 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:10 pm

  26. 76 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    ouch…

  27. 78 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    for the purity voters, from their hero.

  28. 79 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:23 pm

  29. 80 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    heh, you all remember that secret service kerfuffle? Yeah, me neither.

  30. October 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Beautiful evening in Seattle., oh Dear fellow TODObots! I have decided to take the next few days off to spend in silence and meditation. I have no doctor appts, no meetings, no errands and not scheduled to work until Saturday, so this is a perfect time to set it all down. I haven’t had a week off since I moved last year, and this might be my only chance!! (of course it can all change with a phone call, but fingers crossed!) So, before I go AWOL, I want to leave you the info on this very powerful lunar eclipse coming in. Well, for me it already feels powerful. Read on:

  31. 96 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm

  32. 97 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    One of my earliest fav comedian duo.

  33. 100 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

  34. 101 amk for obama
    October 5, 2014 at 9:53 pm


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