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Michelle Obama Expresses Grief & Inspires Hope In Open Letter To Newtown

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One week has passed since the lives of 26 individuals — most of them young children — were stolen from society during the horrific event that took place in Newtown, CT.

In an open letter published in Friday's Hartford Courant, First Lady Michelle Obama expresses her condolences and offers up words of hope, support, and solidarity for those mourning their loved ones who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec 14th.

Michelle writes:

"As a mother of two young daughters, my heart aches for you and your families. Like so many Americans, I wish there were something — anything — I could do or say to ease your anguish.

But I know that I cannot begin to imagine the depths of your grief. I know that for many of you, the pain you are enduring right now seems unbearable; and many of you may be asking yourselves, how can we go on — as families and as a community?"

She goes on to discuss the heroes who've emerged under such tragic circumstances, and explains:

"Over the past week, I have been awed and inspired by Newtown's heroes: the first responders who risked their lives at a moment's notice; the educators whose devotion to their students shone brightest in one of our nation's darkest hours; the children who comforted each other despite their fear; the families coming together to support each other as they grieve."

Michelle ends her letter with hope. Hope that a similar occurrence can be prevented through the actions of a more engaged, supportive United States citizenry and its government.

Out hearts are with all those affected by this unspeakable occurrence.

CLICK HERE to read Michelle's heartfelt letter in full.

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10 comments to “Michelle Obama Expresses Grief & Inspires Hope In Open Letter To Newtown”

  1. KL says – reply to this


    Good hell….it's NEWTOWN..not NEWTON.

  2. Brigitte says – reply to this



  3. WL says – reply to this


    It is incredibly disrespectful that the individual who wrote this post couldn't have been bothered to check the name of the town.

  4. mr pete says – reply to this


    Good to see Michelle is duel tasking
    writing letters, and also overseeing her staff pack her 22 pieces of luggage for her
    4 million $$$$ Christmas getaway

  5. 5

    I despise this greedy, grasping, hypocritical, angry darkie. She is a rotten first lady, and her only success has been in polluting the white house with her racist attitude and entitlement mentality. She should go back to the ghetto where her ugly ass belongs.

  6. Joe says – reply to this


    It is good that the First Lady is reaching out. Perhaps they should donate some of the tax payers $$$ that they will be using on Christmas or otherwise vacations to a worthy cause for this matter. If they spend 2 mil, I think half of that should be good, don't you? Perhaps some visits to a soup kitchen, get out and reach out to the people who are less fortunate.
    See what they are eating and how you can help there. Fighting obesity is good but hunger should also be on the list. There are many people who go to bed hungry. Even though Mr. Obama has lots of Genectically modified food pushers on his staff, there has been no relief with hunger. Obesity is caused by Genetically modified food (study done on rats). How can these people really care? Just give them more money and they will continue to destroy the worlds food supply with GMO's, make money and they themselves only eat organic. GET THE HYPOCRISY?
    And to claim its about the poor or suffering or grieved. NOT FOR A MINUTE AM I SOLD. People do your research, kids and GMO's, the dangers. The Monsanto company, etc.

  7. 7

    Seriously how bad of a person can you be, no even caring enough to get the name of the town right. N E W T O W N, you stupid, stupid human being.

  8. fid says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – I'm pretty sure your statement just shows that you're the actual racist. Good luck in life with all that hatred in your heart.

  9. seriously dude? says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – i have seen your rude hateful comments on this site - using the name homo - it is people like you that make this world an awful place, frankly you need to earn the right to open your fucking mouth, people say mean things to others because they are not happy with themselves, take a good look at yourself in the mirror, if you can,

    it is people like who are truly the scum of the earth

  10. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: Joe – Thanks Joe I agree, as a senior living on Social Security and a small pension, I no longer eat out, and can only eat 1.5 meals a day (the .5 being a half a sandwich and a piece of fruit, or small ice cream).