“Whether it’s fires in Colorado or flooding in the northern parts of Florida, when natural disasters like this hit, America comes together. We all recognize that there but for the grace of God go I. We’ve got to make sure that we have each others’ backs.”
President Obama talks to volunteers and firefighters in Colorado on Friday, thanking them for battling some of the worst fires in the region in decades.
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President Barack Obama talks with firefighters as he tours the Mountain Shadow neighborhood devastated by a wildfire, Friday, June 29, 2012, in, Colorado Springs, Colo. After declaring a "major disaster" in the state early Friday and promising federal aid, President Obama got a firsthand view of the wildfires and their toll on residential communities. More than 30,000 people have been evacuated in what is now the most destructive wildfire in state history.
(Carolyn Kaster - AP)