A few personal thoughts on a historic day…. (please no political bickering)
I am sitting at the office watching the Inauguration events unfold on tv. Regardless of any particular political belief or ideology, today is a great day for our Country. It is not a great day based simply on the hope for our new President Obama; it is not a great day based simply on the first Afro-American man to be elected to the highest office; it is not a great day based simply on the powerful words spoken from the podium; it is not a great day based simply on the millions of people crowding around the mall cheering for the transition power. It is a GREAT day because all of this can happen together under peaceful skies and without violence in the streets. It is a GREAT day because our Country, although divided on important issues that have shaped our history and will define our future, is a Country where the peaceful exchange of power is something we all expect and deserve. It is a GREAT day because it proves that even in a nation that is bitterly divided and troubled, we move forward with hope, perseverance, and prayer…. for our collective journey as a nation and for a family moving into the White House who represent that dreams really can be achieved.
Here's hoping and praying that there are better days ahead for all of us….