奥巴马悼念死亡矿工的讲话

奥巴马悼念死亡矿工的讲话(中英文)

We’re here to memorialize 29 Americans: Carl Acord. Jason Atkins. Christopher Bell. Gregory Steven Brock. Kenneth Allan Chapman. Robert Clark. Charles Timothy Davis. Cory Davis. Michael Lee Elswick. William I. Griffith. Steven Harrah. Edward Dean Jones. Richard K. Lane. William Roosevelt Lynch. Nicholas Darrell McCroskey. Joe Marcum. Ronald Lee Maynor. James E. Mooney. Adam Keith Morgan. Rex L. Mullins. Joshua S. Napper. Howard D. Payne. Dillard Earl Persinger. Joel R. Price. Deward Scott. Gary Quarles. Grover Dale Skeens. Benny Willingham. And Ricky Workman.

“我们在这里,怀念29位美国人:卡尔?阿克德、杰森?阿金斯、克里斯多佛?贝尔、格利高里?史蒂夫?布洛克、肯尼斯?艾伦?查普曼、罗伯特?克拉克、查尔斯?蒂莫西?戴维斯、克里?戴维斯、迈克尔?李?埃尔斯维克、威廉?I.格里菲斯、史蒂芬?哈拉、爱德华?迪恩?琼斯、理查德?K.雷恩、威廉姆?罗斯威尔特?林奇、尼古拉斯?达利尔?麦考斯基、乔?马克姆、罗纳德?李?梅尔、詹姆斯?E.姆尼、亚当?基斯?摩根、雷克斯?L.姆林斯、乔什?S.纳皮尔、霍华德?D.佩恩、迪拉德?厄尔?波辛格、乔尔?R.普莱斯、迪华德?斯科特、加里?考拉斯、格罗佛?戴尔?斯金斯、本尼?威灵汉姆以及里奇?沃克曼。”

Nothing I, or the Vice President, or the Governor, none of the speakers here today, nothing we say can fill the hole they leave in your hearts, or the absence that they leave in your lives. If any comfort can be found, it can, perhaps, be found

by seeking the face of God -- (applause) -- who quiets our troubled minds, a God who mends our broken hearts, a God who eases our mourning souls.

无论我、副总统、州长,或是今天致悼词的任何一个人,都不能说出任何话语,可以填补你们因痛失亲人心中的创伤。如果有任何可以找得到的安慰,也许只能从上帝那里寻找得到,上帝安慰我们痛苦的头脑,修复破碎的心,减轻我们哀痛的内心。

Even as we mourn 29 lives lost, we also remember 29 lives lived. Up at 4:30 a.m., 5:00 in the morning at the latest, they began their day, as they worked, in darkness. In coveralls and hard-toe boots, a hardhat over their heads, they would sit quietly for their hour-long journey, five miles into a mountain, the only light the lamp on their caps, or the glow from the mantrip they rode in.

Day after day, they would burrow into the coal, the fruits of their labor, what so often we take for granted: the electricity that lights up a convention center; that lights up our church or our home, our school, our office; the energy that powers our country; the energy that powers the world. (Applause.)

尽管我们在哀悼这29条逝去的生命,我们同样也要纪念这29条曾活在世间的生命。凌晨4点半起床,最迟5点,他们就开始一天的生活,他们在黑暗中工作。穿着工作服和硬头靴,头戴安全帽,静坐着开始一小时的征程,去到五英里远的矿井,唯一的灯光是从他们头戴的安全帽上发出的,或是进入时矿山沿途的光线。

日以继夜,他们挖掘煤炭,这也是他们劳动的果实,我们对此却不以为然:这照亮一个会议中心的电能;点亮我们教堂或家园、学校、办公室的灯光;让我们国家运转的能源;让世界维持的能源。

And most days they’d emerge from the dark mine, squinting at the light. Most days, they’d emerge, sweaty and dirty and dusted from coal. Most days, they’d come home. But not that day.

These men -– these husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers sons, uncles, nephews -– they did not take on their job unaware of the perils. Some of them had already been injured; some of them had seen a friend get hurt. So they understood there were risks. And their families did, too. They knew their kids would say a prayer at night before they left.

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