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This children's version of Obama's inauguration speech is intended to bring Obama's 'message of hope' alive - in our schools. There are 30 speakers plus narrator - this number easily adapted for a smaller number.
Narrator: And hands, previously scrunched up as fists, can reach out and join with others in friendship.
Child 12: And let's not forget the poor.
Child 13: They need food and clean water. And we shouldn't sit back, in our lucky abundance, and ignore the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves.
Child 14: Nor should we squander and abuse the world's resources. These are not limitless and we have to learn responsibility for our actions.
Child 15: And never should we forget those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of future generations.
Child 16: We honor those lying in their graves in Arlington.
Child 17: And we honor those in far off lands - facing great danger as we speak.
Child 18: We honor all these heroes -past and present.
Child 19: And their spirit of service.
Child 20: That's what Obama wants from all of us - the willingness to serve and make sacrifices if necessary.
Child 21: Courage and nurturing, saving lives and improving them - with both bravery and kindness.
Child 22: Hard work
Child 23: Honesty
Child 24: Courage
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