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Obama dates his note in Westminster Abbey guestbook ’24 May 2008′

In signing the guestbook at Westminster Abbey Tuesday during his state visit to the UK, President Barack Obama seemed to indicate he is still stuck in the glory days of 2008.**

“It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifice,” he wrote, dating the note he co-signed with the first lady, “24 May 2008.”

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall welcomed to the first couple.

“On behalf of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, I am pleased to welcome you and Mrs. Obama to Westminster Abbey on this first day of your state visit to Her Majesty The Queen,” the UK Telegraph reported Hall as saying.

While at Westminster, the president laid a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Westminster was at the center of the world’s focus several weeks ago during the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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**Correction: It appears no one is immune to being forgetful of the date, as this article originally claimed the visit was on a Thursday. It was on a Tuesday.