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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!!

President Barack Obama's Inauguration was amazing! I would have loved to have been in Washington, DC, again to see his swearing in and hear his speech in person, although I know I had a better seat in the comfort of my living room.

If you'd like to read Obama's Inaugural Speech in its entirety, click on the title of this piece above ("Happy Inauguration Day!!") and it links to another page with the full text of his speech.

The ceremony and celebrations were wonderful, and now the real work begins.

It's up to each one of us!


  1. It was a great day. Paul bought everyone Obama baseball hats at the exchange, and we basically sat around all day celebrating. :)

  2. I watched it at work with my fellow co-workers. We needed to go to the lobby and watch as they had blocked it on the computers. They were worried so many people would watch on computers that it might crash the system! It was great watching with everyone. We stood as if we were there. Many had tears running down their faces. It truly felt like we were taking part in something very special.

    The hard work is just beginning and I truly believe that the vision many of us have held dear for our world for very long can be realized. Truly inspiring.

  3. I especially appreciate his striving to pull us all together as a nation, to work together, to have pride in our country again. ds

  4. Yes, it was an amazing thing to watch from the comfort of my living room. I hope that we will see some good changes.