Obama’s Lincoln Memorial Speech Today: Video.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 18, 2009
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Watching today’s pre-Inauguration events (click here for NY Times video) tonight on TV, I kept thinking…don’t make it so good, hold some back for Tuesday’s Inauguration Speech! Obama’s poetic, historical drawing-together of the stone and marble memorials surrounding himself and today’s vast crowd with this living generation was as powerful and personally hopeful as it was succinct: 




Color Guard:

Performances included U2:

Shakira, Usher…and the great Stevie Wonder (who met MLK Jr. when he was 14):

Early this morning, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Obama’s Lincoln Memorial Speech Today: Video.”

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    Peggy Markel at 11:19am January 19

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