Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History is made

Today was a monumental day in American History. Barack H. Obama has been sworn into office as the first African-American President of the United States of America. The 44th President at 47 years old stands as the youngest President to be elected into office. Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, young or old, black or white – today is a day of change and we as Americans should be proud and inspired.

The scene at the National Mall was overwhelming and like nothing I could have imagined. It was very emotional to witness the amount of support our new President received and to see Americans uniting as one.

“…On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics. 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." –Barack H. Obama.

The awesome crowd on the National Mall

Sasha giving dad the thumbs up!
Melia and Sasha. I cannot get enough of these kids. They're adorable!

1 comment:

Tasha said...

I loved all the inauguration coverage! It made me feel so patriotic to see all the flags waiving and hear the national anthem. I loved Michelle's ball gown too! In my opinion, it was very cool that she chose preety much "unknown" designers. The Obama's children are adorable!