- Associated Press - Monday, May 31, 2010

ELWOOD, Ill. (AP) — A torrential rainstorm with lightning, thunder and wind forced a delay in a Memorial Day observance featuring President Obama at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Illinois.

Mr. Obama took the stage at midday under the cover of a large umbrella to tell people that “a little rain never hurt anybody” and that officials would make an announcement soon about whether the program would continue.

Mr. Obama asked people to return to their cars for their safety, as he waited out the storm nearby.


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