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Obama's speech at Connecticut vigil

December 16, 2012
Vocabulary from President Obama's speech at the vigil in Newtown, Conn. after the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school (Dec. 16, 2012).

Transcript here.
community
To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests, scripture tells us, “Do not lose heart."
clergy
To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests, scripture tells us, “Do not lose heart."
scripture
To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests, scripture tells us, “Do not lose heart."
renew
Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly, we are being renewed day by day.
achieve
“For light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all, so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
eternal
“For light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all, so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
glory
“For light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all, so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
temporary
“For light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all, so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
earthly
“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven not built by human hands.”
destroy
“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven not built by human hands.”
gather
We gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults.
memory
We gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults.
remarkable
We gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults.
adult
We gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults.
decent
They lost their lives in a school that could have been any school in a quiet town full of good and decent people that could be any town in America.
depth
I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts.
sorrow
I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts.
wound
I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts.
grief
I can only hope it helps for you to know that you’re not alone in your grief, that our world, too, has been torn apart, that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you.
measure
And you must know that whatever measure of comfort we can provide, we will provide.
comfort
And you must know that whatever measure of comfort we can provide, we will provide.
provide
And you must know that whatever measure of comfort we can provide, we will provide.
portion
Whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bear it.
sadness
Whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bear it.
ease
Whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bear it.
difficult
As these difficult days have unfolded, you’ve also inspired us with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice.
inspire
As these difficult days have unfolded, you’ve also inspired us with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice.
sacrifice
As these difficult days have unfolded, you’ve also inspired us with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice.
arrive
We know that when danger arrived in the halls of Sandy Hook Elementary, the school’s staff did not flinch.
elementary
We know that when danger arrived in the halls of Sandy Hook Elementary, the school’s staff did not flinch.
flinch
We know that when danger arrived in the halls of Sandy Hook Elementary, the school’s staff did not flinch.
hesitate
They did not hesitate.
respond
Dawn Hocksprung and Mary Sherlach, Vicki Soto, Lauren Russeau, Rachel Davino and Anne Marie Murphy, they responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care.
terrify
Dawn Hocksprung and Mary Sherlach, Vicki Soto, Lauren Russeau, Rachel Davino and Anne Marie Murphy, they responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care.
circumstances
Dawn Hocksprung and Mary Sherlach, Vicki Soto, Lauren Russeau, Rachel Davino and Anne Marie Murphy, they responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care.
courage
Dawn Hocksprung and Mary Sherlach, Vicki Soto, Lauren Russeau, Rachel Davino and Anne Marie Murphy, they responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care.
protect
Dawn Hocksprung and Mary Sherlach, Vicki Soto, Lauren Russeau, Rachel Davino and Anne Marie Murphy, they responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care.
barricade
We know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all and reassured their students by saying, “Wait for the good guys, they are coming.
steady
We know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all and reassured their students by saying, “Wait for the good guys, they are coming.
reassure
We know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all and reassured their students by saying, “Wait for the good guys, they are coming.
trauma
And we know that good guys came, the first responders who raced to the scene helping to guide those in harm’s way to safety and comfort those in need, holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma, because they had a job to do and others needed them more.
instruction
And then there were the scenes of the schoolchildren helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions in the way that young children sometimes do, one child even trying to encourage a grownup by saying, “I know karate, so it’s OK; I’ll lead the way out.”
encourage
And then there were the scenes of the schoolchildren helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions in the way that young children sometimes do, one child even trying to encourage a grownup by saying, “I know karate, so it’s OK; I’ll lead the way out.”
indescribable
In the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you’ve looked out for each other.
violence
In the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you’ve looked out for each other.
unconscionable
In the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you’ve looked out for each other.
grace
This is how Newtown will be remembered, and with time and God’s grace, that love will see you through.

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