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Full Text of Obama’s Healing Our City Speech

  The following is the full text of President Barack Obama’s remarks at the interfaith service held at Cathedral of The Holy Cross in the South End of Boston on April 18, 2013, as provided by the White House’s press office:   Hello, Boston!  Scripture tells us to “run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Run with endurance the race that is set before us.  On Monday morning, the sun rose over Boston. The sunlight glistened off the Statehouse dome. In the Common and the Public Garden, spring was in bloom. On this Patriot’s Day, like so many before, fans jumped onto the T to see the Sox at Fenway. In Hopkinton, runners laced up their shoes and set out on a 26.2-mile test of dedication and grit and the human spirit. And across this city, hundreds of thousands of Bostonians lined the streets — to hand the runners cups of water and to cheer them on. It was a beautiful day to be in Boston — a day that explains why a poet once wrote that this town is not just a capital, not just a place. Boston, he said, “is the perfect state of grace.”   And then, in an instant, the day’s beauty was shattered. A celebration became a tragedy. And so we come together to pray, and mourn, and measure our loss. But we also come together today to reclaim that state of grace — to reaffirm that the spirit of this city is undaunted, and the spirit of this country shall remain undimmed. To Governor Patrick; Mayor Menino; Cardinal O’Malley and all the faith leaders who are here; Governors Romney, Swift, Weld and Dukakis; members of Congress; and most of all, the people of Boston and the families who’ve lost a piece of your heart. We thank you for your leadership. We thank you for your courage. We thank you for your grace.   I’m here today on behalf of the American people with a simple message: Every one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city. Every one of us stands with you.  Because, after all, it’s our beloved city, too. Boston may be your hometown, but we claim it, too. It’s one of America’s iconic cities. It’s one of the world’s great cities. And one of the reasons the world knows Boston so well is that Boston opens its heart to the world. Over successive generations, you’ve welcomed again and again new arrivals to our shores — immigrants who constantly reinvigorated this city and this commonwealth and our nation. Every fall, you welcome students from all across America […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 4:10 am

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VIDEO: Marathoner Reacts to President’s Speech

For many inside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Thursday morning, hearing Boston and national leaders speak was a moving experience.  “This time next year the world will return to this great American city to run even harder and cheer harder than ever,” said President Obama.  One attendee of the ceremony, Cheryl Babel, a school teacher in Danville, California, said that although she doesn’t live in Boston, she was moved by the ceremony. Watch her reaction in the video above.  What did you think of President Obama’s speech? What stuck with you the most? Tell us in the comments.  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 2:33 am

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