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Woods makes remarks at Sunday's inauguration event in Washington
By Tiger Woods- PGA.com
Editor's note: Here are the remarks Tiger Woods gave on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., during the festivities for the President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. They were originially published on www.tigerwoods.com.

I grew up in a military family -- and my role models in life were my Mom and Dad, Lt. Col. Earl Woods.

My dad was a Special Forces operator and many nights friends would visit our home. They represented every branch of service, and every rank. In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw firsthand the dedication and commitment of those who serve. They come from every walk of life. From every part of our country. Time and again, across generations, they have defeneded our safety in the dark of night and far from home.

Each day -- and particularly on this historic day -- we honor the men and women in uniform who serve our country and protect our freedom. They travel to the dangerous corners of the world, and we must remember that for every person who is in uniform, there are families who wait for them to come home safely.

I am honored that the military is such an important part, not just of my personal life, but of my professional life as well. The golf tournament we do each year here in Washington is a testament to those unsung heroes. I am the son of a man who dedicated his life to his country, family and the military, and I am a better person for it.

In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln, the man on whose memorial we stand, spoke to the 164th Ohio Regiment and said: "I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country."

Just as they have stood tall for our country -- we must always stand by and support the men and women in uniform and their families.

Thank you, and it is now my pleasure to introduce the U.S. Naval Glee Club.
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I have heard that Tiger's remarks and topic of address were not welcomed or supported by BO and his croonies. They were hoping a very prominent black man would be supporting, via his remarks, Obama. Yet, he did not mention the man at all. Damn good of him to do that as well as highlighting our military (first and foremost). He is also a very rich man. Obama's agenda with the rich does not sit well with Tiger, irregardless of his color! His dad, needless to say, did not have a, "sit around on your ass and wait on a handout" philosophy of life.
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