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    5 Minutes Before Presidential Statement 12-15-2012

     

    Copyright Credits to CNN iReporter Nicholas Pegues 2012.

    THE WHITE HOUSE

    Office of the Press Secretary

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00 AM ET, SATURDAY, December 15, 2012

    WEEKLY ADDRESS: Nation Grieves for Those Killed in Tragic Shooting in Newtown, CT

    WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, the President says the nation’s thoughts and prayers are with those who lost a loved one during Friday’s tragic shooting in Newtown, CT.

    The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online atwww.whitehouse.gov at 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday,December 15, 2012.

    Remarks of President Barack Obama

    Weekly Address

    The White House

    December 15, 2012

    On Friday, we learned that more than two dozen people were killed when a gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

    Most of those who died were just young children with their whole lives ahead of them. And every parent in America has a heart heavy with hurt.

    Among the fallen were also teachers – men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.

    So our hearts are broken today. We grieve for the families of those we lost. And we keep in our prayers the parents of those who survived. Because as blessed as they are to have their children home, they know that their child’s innocence has been torn away far too early.

    As a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. An elementary school in Newtown. A shopping mall in Oregon. A house of worship in Wisconsin. A movie theater in Colorado. Countless street corners in places like Chicago and Philadelphia.

    Any of these neighborhoods could be our own. So we have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. Regardless of the politics.

    This weekend, Michelle and I are doing what I know every parent is doing – holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them.

    There are families in Connecticut who can’t do that today. And they need all of us now. Because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need – to remind them that we are there for them; that we are praying for them; and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories, but also in their community, and their country.

    Thank you.

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