Obama's, Biden's at Candle Light Celebration
Presidential, Vice Presidential families at inauguration event
- Duration 12:57
- Date Jan 20, 2013
Presidential, Vice Presidential families at inauguration event
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And that he began with the -- statements.
Thank you thank you thank you.
You're the only reason there we are here.
Thank you for your support.
Thank you for -- here and most of all thank you for believing in us ladies and gentlemen.
I'm an honored to serve as vice president but.
I've been especially honored to serve as -- -- as vice president.
This -- already -- apps and -- remarkable job.
Historic Health Care Reform.
-- Supreme Court appointees.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor there.
-- -- And you know Warren rat -- about then the war in Afghanistan.
His support for marriage equality.
I want to know simply announce.
About this -- Barack Obama.
He's just getting started.
Yes and started.
You know weeks and months ahead.
We're gonna reduce gun violence there in America.
-- -- have this comprehensive immigration reform.
Put this nation's economy not a sustainable -- for the future.
Ladies and gentlemen.
It's my great -- Due to -- you do.
A truly magnificent.
First Lady Michelle Obama.
And I see -- My friend president Barack Obama.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Hi everybody.
It is our -- but you know -- When Stevie Wonder.
And has a few words to say -- You you don't -- you don't -- Stevie Wonder.
So -- -- are delayed.
But thank you.
So much still thank you for that kind introduction.
But more importantly thank.
You for your leadership.
And and served.
-- -- still a little bit more and it's.
But I want to thank you -- You know for making this journey so much more fun.
-- -- our our families have bonded and this is just been a phenomenal.
For years and I'm ready to do it.
More with both yeah.
Most of all I want to thank all of you here tonight for everything everything that you've done bid to bring this inauguration.
This weekend has been such a wonderful celebration for our people and for the future and we know that none of it.
Could have happened without all of you and that's why it was so important for all of us to be here and to spend some time with -- so this weekend.
As we look ahead to the next four years.
We should absolutely.
Take some time to truly enjoy this.
Next few days very I mean that the last -- kind of fats.
So we've all agreed that we're gonna take some time to do is breathe in and enjoy it.
But let's also remember that this inauguration is about more then all of the events.
That we will all enjoy this weekend it's about more -- -- -- swearing in of president it's about more than what we accomplished together.
Over the next four years.
It's also about the opportunities we have him to make a real difference in people's lives.
And indicated there.
It's about our opportunity to continue to lift up our families to help.
More of our children achieve their dreams and to put our country on a solid foundation.
Not just for these next few years.
But for generations to come.
Let us rededicate ourselves to that work.
Let us keep building on the progress that we've made and let's keep working and fighting -- pushing.
Forward world borrower.
And make -- real changes that's happened and that's what this man my husband has been doing for these last four years.
-- And then.
Again a true thrill.
So watch this and didn't -- Okay.
-- Arlington the man and the president that kids we have seen him every single today is integrity.
Isn't good -- water.
His compassion and his courage.
And no matter what the obstacles.
We have seen him -- so steady.
Facing the challenges that.
Lie ahead and as.
Held true so one unwavering belief and that is.
That we love this country.
And that we can all work together the changes.
So ladies and gentlemen it is.
My distinct honor and legend.
To -- and the love of my life.
And our president for the next four years.
-- Michelle Obama.
-- To address.
Most significant event of this -- then.
-- -- -- -- She looks good.
She always looks good.
That's just front.
You make a lot of importance it.
Probably the most important decision isn't going to be your partner.
During the course your presence.
Other than some decisions I got right some.
Maybe both my question.
One decision unknown.
Was absolutely correct absolutely spot -- up was my choice.
A vice president I could not have a better part.
Nobody could have a better partner -- doctor -- -- we love these folks get around.
Some you may have heard the story.
Andrew Jackson inaugural reception.
Party goers got so -- They broke.
Several thousand dollars worth White House -- So my first big thank you tonight -- to the National Building Museum for hosting us.
-- I also want to thank the source.
For their outstanding entertainment.
-- US navy -- -- -- guy who has been known to make pretty good music mr.
I'm delivering another speech tomorrow.
I'm going to be pretty brief.
Because the other a limited amount of good lines and you don't want to use them -- -- tonight.
My main purpose tonight as -- to say thank you.
You know -- I looked out on the room we've got people from every.
Walk of life every corner.
And nook and cranny of this country every state every city every suffer.
People who have invested so much.
Heart -- time money energy.
No one of the things that made this campaign you make.
The degree of investment and ownership people head.
In this common project of ours.
Because you understood this was not just about a candidate.
It was not not just about Joseph Biden or Barack Obama.
This was about us.
We are as a nation.
What values we care.
How hard were willing to fight to make sure those values.
Not just for today but.
For future generations.
All of you here understood but.
And were committed to the basic notion that.
When we put our shoulders to the wheel of history it moves.
It moves and moves forward.
That's part of what we celebrate when we come together for inauguration.
-- yesterday Americans in all fifty states.
Took part in the national day of service.
But tomorrow hundreds of thousands will join us in the National Mall.
And -- the inauguration.
Reminds us is the role we have as fellow citizens.
In promoting -- common good.
Even as we carry out our individual responsibilities that the sense that there's something larger than ourselves.
That give shape and meaning to our lives.
The -- -- this year's inauguration is our people and our future.
Throughout my career.
-- always given me energy and inspiration and hope what's allowed me to stand up.
When I've been knocked down.
-- folks like you.
The decency the good -- us.
The patriotism the sense of duty the sense of responsibility.
Of the American people.
You've inspired me.
I think about the challenges that -- and I -- Jill and Michelle face.
We know that.
We stand amongst.
Friends and colleagues.
And fellow service.
And that work is not just -- There we.
Are working together.
I was -- say thank you.
Thank you very much.
Man I don't want all of you to know that.
Even as we celebrate over the next couple of days.
And feel free to staff but what -- -- want.
Tomorrow not a school night.
Picture to bundle up although it won't be as cold as -- was four years ago.
You know that what we're celebrating.
The election and or swearing in of -- president.
What were doing is celebrating -- And celebrating this incredible.
That we call home.
And after we celebrate let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass -- and America.
That is were they not only of our past but also in our future god bless you guys loved.