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Obama’s Memorial Day speech rained out

ELWOOD, Ill. – A violent thunderstorm rolled in just as President Barack Obama was to address hundreds of guests at a Memorial Day ceremony at Lincoln National Cemetery, prompting the Secret Service to pull the president from the event amid fear for his safety.

Obama, who was huddled under a white tent off to the side of the stage as the rain drove down, walked to a soaked podium holding a black umbrella, and told the service members and their families who had gathered on the grass to return to their cars for cover.

Maybe he should have gone to Arlington.
Posted:  05.31.10

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