"We Americans say it seldom, but we should say it far more often. Thank you for giving yourselves, for sacrificing, for living in glass houses, for accepting the constant barrage of criticism with very little praise, for being willing to risk everything in order to serve this country. Thank you. … And, yesterday, you began to lay out a vision for us in your inaugural address that was very powerful and compelling."
Methodist minister Adam Hamilton, addressing President Obama, Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and others: