Follow Barack Obama prior and during his tenure as the 44th President of the United States. Read about my personal observations along with every day facts as they happen. This blog will only submit factual information about the first black President, now in his 2nd term of office.
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The president, first lady and daughter Malia volunteer at Browne Education Campus in Washington. Obama said daughter Sasha couldn't make it.
In his remarks, he said, "And at a time when the country has been going through some difficult economic times, for us to be able to come together as a community, people from all different walks of life, and make sure that we’re giving back, that’s ultimately what makes us the strongest, most extraordinary country on Earth, is because we pull together when times are good, but also when times are hard. And you guys all represent that.
"So on behalf of our family, we want to say thank you. I’m sure Dr. King, were he here, he’d want to say thank you. And I look forward to spending some time next to you guys. Hopefully I have some good instructors here so that I don’t mess anything up. So if you’re putting a paintbrush in my hands, make sure that I’ve got some very clear lines, and I’ll try to stay within them."
Last year, the Obamas spent time at a Washington middle school, where they painted pillars in the lunchroom. Tonight, the first couple is scheduled to attend a musical tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr at the Kennedy Center.