Tuesday, January 20, 2009
History was made today...
"We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."
It was amazing today to be a part of history and to see the first African American be sworn into office. It gave me chills to see the emotions on peoples faces as they listened to the words of our historical President on the foot of our nations capitol. It's amazing how symbolic it was that Martin Luther King once stood but a couple feet infront of him preaching his "I Have a Dream Speech." The day has finally come and I am thrilled to have seen the transformation our nation did today.
1.5 million people gathered today on the capitol mall to witness history unfold. I along with many others wished only to have been there personally to see this historical event. What an amazing day:)
It doesn't matter if your Democrat or Republican, black, white or asian, today should always be remember as a day for change not only for our country, but for the generations of our past who have worked so hard for equality in every man and women:)
In closing, the one thing that truly touched my heart from our presidents speech today was when he spoke of equality...
"This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed, why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall. And why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath."
So beautiful and so true!
God Bless the United States of America
My year, my story, one picture at a time!
These picture were not taken by me, but will be used in my 365 journal.