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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON MEMORIAL DAYMemorial Amphitheater Arlington National CemeteryTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Admiral Mullen, for that generous introduction and for your sterling service to our country. To members of our armed forces, to our veterans, to honored guests, and families of the fallen -- I am deeply honored to be with you on Memorial Day.Thank you to the superintendent, John Metzler, Jr., who cares for these grounds just as his father did before him; to the Third Infantry Regiment who, regardless of weather or hour, guard the sanctity of this hallowed ground with the reverence it deserves -- we are grateful to you; to service members from every branch of the military who, each Memorial Day, place an American flag before every single stone in this cemetery -- we thank you as well. (Applause.) We are indebted -- we are indebted to all who tend to this sacred place.Here lie Presidents and privates; Supreme Court justices and slaves; generals familiar to history, and unknown soldiers known only to God.A few moments ago, I laid a wreath at their tomb to pay tribute to all who have given their lives for this country. As a nation, we have gathered here to repeat this ritual in moments of peace, when we pay our respects to the fallen and give thanks for their sacrifice. And we've gathered here in moments of war, when the somber notes of Taps echo through the trees, and fresh grief lingers in the air.Today is one of those moments, where we pay tribute to those who forged our history, but hold closely the memory of those so recently lost. And even as we gather here this morning, all across America, people are pausing to remember, to mourn, and to pray.Old soldiers are pulling themselves a little straighter to salute brothers lost a long time ago. Children are running their fingers over colorful ribbons that they know signify something of great consequence, even if they don't know exactly why. Mothers are re-ing final letters home and clutching photos of smiling sons or daughters, as youthful and vibrant as they always will be.They, and we, are the legacies of an unbroken chain of proud men and women who served their country with honor; who waged war so that we might know peace; who braved hardship so that we might know opportunity; who paid the ultimate price so we might know freedom.Those who rest in these fields fought in every American war. They overthrew an empire and gave birth to revolution. They strained to hold a young union together. They rolled back the creeping tide of tyranny, and stood post through a long twilight struggle. And they took on the terror and extremism that threatens our world's stability.Their stories are the American story. More than seven generations of them are chronicled here at Arlington. They're etched into stone, recounted by family and friends, and silently observed by the mighty oaks that have stood over burial after burial.To walk these grounds then is to walk through that history. Not far from here, appropriately just across a bridge connecting Lincoln to Lee, Union and Confederate soldiers share the same land in perpetuity.Just down the sweeping hill behind me rest those we lost in World War II, fresh-faced GIs who rose to the moment by unleashing a fury that saved the world. Next week, I'll visit Normandy, the place where our fate hung on an operation unlike any ever attempted, where it will be my tremendous honor to address some of the brave men who stormed those beaches 65 years ago.05/71368。

  • The preeminent mission of our new government is to give all Americans an opportunity not a guarantee, but a real opportunity -- to build better lives.新政府的主要任务是给予每名公民机遇,而不是保,而是真正过上好日子的机会。Beyond that, my fellow citizens, the future is up to us.除此之外,同胞们,未来掌握在我们手里。Our founders taught us that the preservation of our liberty and our union depends upon responsible citizenship.开国元勋告诫我们,自由和团结依靠的是负责人的公民。And we need a new sense of responsibility for a new century.新世纪需要新责任感。There is work to do, work that government alone cannot do: teaching children to ; hiring people off welfare rolls;我们任重道远,但单靠政府无法完成,教授儿童读写,增加就业,减少低保人员;coming out from behind locked doors and shuttered windows to help reclaim our streets from drugs and gangs and crime; taking time out of our own lives to serve others.摆脱毒品犯罪等枷锁;贡献自己务他人。Each and every one of us, in our own way, must assume personal responsibility not only for ourselves and our families, but for our neighbors and our nation.我们每个人,都能够通过自己的方式来承担责任,不仅是对自己和家庭,还有我们的邻里,以及整个国家。Our greatest responsibility is to embrace a new spirit of community for a new century.我们最大的责任就是建设新世纪的新团体精神。For any one of us to succeed, we must succeed as one America.对于每个人的胜利,我们需要先让美国胜利。The challenge of our past remains the challenge of our future will we be one nation, one people, with one common destiny, or not?曾经的挑战仍是未来的挑战,我们是否要以一个国家,一个民族,一个目标而前行?Will we all come together, or come apart?是团结合作还是分崩离析?The divide of race has been Americas constant curse.种族问题一直是美国的长期问题。And each new wave of immigrants gives new targets to old prejudices.每次移民潮都会对旧偏见带来冲击。Prejudice and contempt, cloaked in the pretense of religious or political conviction are no different.带着宗教或政治面具的偏见和轻蔑也都是一丘之貉。These forces have nearly destroyed our nation in the past. They plague us still.这些差点摧毁了美国。他们依然缠绕着我们。03/442734。
  • The New Deal for older people Overall the British economy is stronger today, but, if we are to continue to increase prosperity and living standards, we have to make sure that we have the best possible use of the talents and energy of all the British people. We can't afford to waste potential. Human resources are the great natural resource of a country in the 21st Century. It's why when we came to power we introduced the New Deal for the young. It's the most ambitious initiative in this country to tackle the scandal of youth unemployment. And giving people, particularly young people the chance of real jobs and real training. Giving them that crucial first opportunity to show what they can do, helps everyone. Helps the economy, helps the young people and it reduces the high burdens of Social Security spending. Thanks to the support of over 60,000 businesses, right across the country, the New Deal has helped cut long-term youth unemployment by over 60% in the last 3 years. Real success can't be measured in terms of statistics but in the individual stories of young people who have told me, wherever I travel in Britain, that the New Deal has helped transform their lives. Or the stories from employers, who perhaps signed up to the New Deal because they wanted to do something to help, and found they had taken on a valued and indispensable new recruit to their workforce. Because of its success, we have systematically extended the New Deal to include other groups who need special help including the long-term unemployed - and lone parents and disabled people who want to go back to work and perhaps just need that extra help to do so. Employment prospects have been helped, too, by the stronger, more stable economy, jobless numbers fall to the lowest level for 20 years, there are 800,000 more people in work today than there were 3 years ago. However, despite the record number of people in work and record number of vacancies, there remains one group who still face real barriers to finding work, the over 50s. They are a group who can find the door shut on them simply because of their age. These barriers help explain why the proportion of older men in employment has fallen so dramatically over the last two decades - and the much smaller rise in the number of older women in work, compared to younger women. If employment levels among this age group had remained the same as in 1951, there would be 1. 2 million people in jobs today who are presently out of work. Now of course, some older people can't work anymore and others, perhaps with early pensions, simply don't want to. But many more do. Many more would love to work but simply don't get the chance to. I have heard too many stories from too many of my constituents in the North East not to understand the real despair that can be caused when people are desperate to work, feel its part of their dignity and don't get the opportunity to. It also means, for the country, the loss of the experience, enthusiasm, valuable skills, of that older and wiser head, that can work wonders for a firm and also give opportunities to older people. So, it was to tackle this waste, that we piloted the New Deal for the Over-50s in nine areas across the country. It's proved so successful that aly over 1,000 older people have moved off benefits and into work. And it's why, when I visited Wales on Thursday, I launched the New Deal for the Over-50s across the country. Now, it's a voluntary package of help, open to anyone over 50 or their partners out of work for more than six months. And they are offered individual help from personal advisers, funding to update skills, and tax-free financial support - on top of wages to ensure a minimum take-home pay of pound;170 a week for those in full-time work. And because the New Deal is tailored to each person it's also flexible enough so that those who only want to go back to work part-time are helped as well. The help they receive is geared to overcoming the skills and financial barriers preventing them rejoining the job market and stopping their talents being lost to firms and the economy. It's aly been welcomed by employers as a way of releasing the potential of older workers. By improving skills, keeping people in the labour market and encouraging those outside it to enter again. We help employers by increasing the supply of experienced and talented people in the workforce. And, with the new code of practice aimed at discouraging age discrimination in employment, it underlines our determination to ensure there are opportunities for all. Many firms are aly recognising the value older workers bring and are prospering because of them. So, we promised when we came into office, we would govern for the whole country, whatever people's age or background, whether for the so-called heartland areas or so-called middle Britain. And the New Deal for the over 50s is another example that we mean it. 200705/13314。
  • Download Video: mp4 (56MB) | mp3 (5MB)This morning, President Obama hosted a reception for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HU’s) at the White House in honor of National HU Week. HU’s have played a crucial role in the American higher education system. As President Obama said in his remarks, HU’s have “made it possible for millions of people to achieve their dreams and gave so many young people a chance they never thought they’d have -- a chance that nobody else would give them.”201009/114221。
  • They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great. 它们不会使我们成为一群不劳而获的人,反而使我们敢于去冒险,这才使国家强大。We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. 我们,美国人,依然相信我们作为美国人的承诺不仅是对自己的,也是对所有子孙后代的。We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. 我们会对气候变化的威胁做出回应,因为我们了解如果不这样做,将会违背对子孙后代的承诺。Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science,有些人可能依然不承认科学的判断,but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. 但所有人都无法不去正视疯狂的野火、残酷的干旱、更大风暴的袭击。 The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. 通往可持续发展能源的道路会是漫长的,而且有时会很艰难。But America cannot resist this transition, we must lead it. 但美国不能抗拒这个转变,而是必须领导这个转变。We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise. 我们不能将可以增加就业、诞生新型产业的这些技术拱手让给其它国家,我们必须拥有这些技术。That’s how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks.这是维护我们经济的活力与国家财富的途径,这些财富包括我们的森林、江河、农田、雪山。That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. 这是保护我们的地球的途径,那是上帝交给我们去守护的。That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.这也是我们为先驱们宣示的信念增加新的含义的途径。 We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.我们,美国人,依然相信不必通过无休止的战争就能获得永久的安全与和平。Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage.我们的军人久经战火考验,技能和勇气都举世无双。Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. 我们的人民永远铭记先烈们的牺牲,珍惜自由的来之不易。The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm.不忘先烈们的牺牲将让我们永远对敌人保持警惕。But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war;但是我们同样牢记那些不仅能够赢得战争、还能赢得和平、who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends and we must carry those lessons into this time as well.化顽敌为挚友的人们。这些经验教训,我们今天必须发扬光大。We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law.我们将通过加强武装力量和法制来保卫我们的人民和价值体系。04/438465。
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