Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Bracelet Barack Obama Wears

During his Wisconsin victory speech, Barack Obama told the audience he wears a bracelet given to him by Tracy Jopek. Her son Ryan died in Iraq.

Barack Obama: We're here because of the mother I met in Green Bay, Wisconsin, who gave me this bracelet that I'm wearing. Inscribed on it is the name of her son Ryan. Next to his name it says, "He gave."

Tracy saw the speech and was surprised Obama mentioned her son and the braclet.

"I couldn't believe it. It was such an honor, such an honor," she said, her voice breaking. "To know that he does know his name. It means a lot."

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