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Michelle Obama’s ESPYS Speech Reminded Us We Used To Have A Class Act First Lady

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Former first lady Michelle Obama received a thunderous standing ovation as she took the stage at the ESPY Awards ceremony. Mrs. Obama was at the ceremony to present the Arthur Ashe Award for courage to Eunice Kennedy Shriver, posthumously.

Kennedy Shriver received the honor for having founded the Special Olympics.

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Once the applause, cheers, and shouts of “I love you, Michelle!” finally quieted, Mrs. Obama presented the award. She said of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, “I am here tonight to honor a remarkable woman. A woman who believed that everyone has something to contribute and everyone deserves a chance to push themselves, to find out what they’re made of, and to compete — and win. She knew that when we give others a chance to fulfill their greatest potential, we all win. So nearly fifty years ago, she created the Special Olympics. And over the course of her life she turned that visionary idea into a worldwide movement with competitions across the globe. Through her passionate service, she made our world more welcoming, inclusive, and fair. Not just for the athletes she empowered, but for us all. And she honored the highest traditions of athletic history, using sports to break barriers, and change hearts and minds. So alongside heroes like Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, Muhammad Ali, and Arthur Ashe — there is Eunice Kennedy Shriver.”

In case you had forgotten how it felt to have a beloved, brilliant, and humble First Lady of the United States — Michelle Obama just reminded you.


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