Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:01 am
Quotations of the day
By The Associated Press
"We do well by placing a statue of her here. But we can do no greater honor to her memory than to carry forward the power of her principle and a courage born of conviction." - President Barack Obama in comments as the nation's most powerful politicians honored Rosa Parks by unveiling her statue in a permanent place in the U.S. Capitol.
"I'm not here for the sympathy or the pat on the back. I'm here to speak up for my son." - Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son, Jesse, was among those cut down at a Connecticut elementary school in December, asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to ban assault weapons like the one that killed his child.