Wednesday, November 11, 2009

President Obama at Fort Hood

Here is something that is obviously not light entertainment. It is a video recorded at a memorial service at Fort Hood, Texas, on 10 November 2009.

The video begins with a playing of the national anthem, a benediction (beginning at 2:20), and two short addresses from senior military personnel (beginning at about 3:40). The President begins speaking at about 15:00, and he is quite moving.

(One minor glitch: The video goes blank for about thirty seconds, starting at about 16:40. The audio, however, remains.)

(alt. video link)

Full transcript available, for example, at Ambinder's place.

(h/t: Thers)

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