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Pre-program announced for first lady event

UPDATE: This event has been canceled because of the shootings in Colorado.

The Obama campaign announced the following speakers as part of the pre-program for the event with the first lady today in Fredericksburg.

• Welcome remarks will be delivered by Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw.

• The invocation will be given by Rev. Dr. Nathanial Young, NAACP Virginia Conference President.

• The National Anthem will be performed by Elizabeth “Chris” Johns of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg.

• Remarks will be delivered by University of Mary Washington Professor Dr. Dennis Nissim-Sabat.

• First Lady Michelle Obama will be introduced by Neighborhood Team Leader Ruth Smith.