Obama Speaks at Remembrance Ceremony

Today, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum held its annual Days of Remembrance ceremony.

Speaking at the ceremony was US President Barack Obama. Click here to read the full transcript of the President’s speech.

Some highlights –

How do we ensure that “never again” isn’t an empty slogan…but also a call to action? I believe we start by doing what we are doing today – by bearing witness, by fighting the silence that is evil’s greatest co-conspirator.

Today and every day…we have the opportunity to make a habit of empathy, to recognize ourselves in each other, to commit ourselves to resisting injustice and intolerance and indifference.

Obama made two specific references to Darfur during his address.

The theme of 2009’s Days of Remembrance? “Never Again – What You Do Matters”. Those words couldn’t ring more true.

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