The reference came on Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015 as part of President Obama's description of the values that make us American.
|President Obama during the State of the Union address|
"I want future generations to know that we are a people who see our differences as a great gift," he said, "that we are a people who value the dignity and worth of every citizen - man and woman, young and old, black and white, Latino, Asian, immigrant, Native American, gay, straight, Americans with mental illness or physical disability. I want them to grow up in a country that shows the world what we still know to be true: that we are still more than a collection of red states and blue states; that we are the United States of America."VIDEO: Full State of Union Address. White House