We’ve tolerate too many of these disaster in the past few years. And each time I learn the news I respond not as a President, but as anyone else would as a parent. And that was particularly true today. I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t experience the same irresistible grief that I do.
The popular of those who died today were children gorgeous little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their whole lives in front of them birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their possess. Amongst the fall were also teachers’ men and women who dedicated their lives to helping our children accomplish their dreams.
So our hearts are wrecked today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the relations of the adults who were missing. Our hearts are wrecked for the parents of the survivors as well, for as sanctified as they are to have their children residence tonight, they know that their children’s virtuousness has been torn absent from them too early, and there are no words that will ease their pain.
As a country, we have been during this too many times. Whether it’s an basic school in Newtown, or a shopping center in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago these locality are our neighborhoods, and these kids are our children.
This evening, Michelle and I will do what I know each parent in America will do, which is embrace our children a small tighter and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll repeat each other how intensely we love one an additional.