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Rain Dampens Ceremony For Obama

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 31, 2010 6:30PM

President Obama's visit to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood was cut short by stormy weather this morning. The visit, to honor America's military on Memorial Day, was going as planned at first: Pres. Obama laid a wreath but before he got to speak, the rains came. As the storm descended on Elwood, Obama told the crowd, "A little bit of rain doesn't hurt anybody but we don't want anyone to be struck by lightning. I'd ask everybody to very calmly move back to their cars. I'm going to go back to mine. We will make sure the thunder has passed." Due to the fact some attendees were shuttled from their cars to the ceremony, there was some confusion with the scattering.