Before a pre-arranged Broadway performance and workshop, First Lady Michelle Obama gave not just one, but two impassioned memorials regarding the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Mrs. Obama said,
Our thoughts and prayers, of course, are very much with the victims, their families, and all the people of France. We will continue to keep them in our hearts in the days ahead. As my husband said on Friday, this was an attack not just on France, our dear friend and ally, but on all of humanity and our shared values. And as we mourn, we know that we must continue to show the strength of those values and hopes that the President spoke about when he talked. And the beauty is that all of you here, our young people that are here, you all reflect that passion, that creativity. You all are a part of those values that the President talked about. That's what we're protecting. We're protecting what you all represent.
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First Published in Herald de Paris. See video here.