Redheaded Neanderlady

Redheaded Neanderlady
This is a photoshopped version of something I found in National Geographic about the time I started researching

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I never thought I’d see this day

I interrupt my usual writing oriented blog for something I consider extremely significant in the history of the United States.  Today, Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated 44th President of the United States. I took the trouble to watch the inauguration ceremony earlier today, because this moment is historic. I never thought I’d see a day, in my lifetime,when someone of African(or any other nonwhite) descent, would be elected President of the United States. But I have seen it.  And because of this, I am very proud of the people of this country on this day.  After eight dark years, perhaps, I’m hoping, there is a dawn breaking for this country. I know.  I realize that our new President will have to face a pile of problems as high as Mount Everest, perhaps even higher. But his inaugural speech suggests that he is going to roll up his sleeves and offer to tackle them, and he is inviting all of us to tackle them along with him. I will find  a way to pitch in, sooner or later. I feel this is my duty as a citizen. But that is for the future – though not a distant future. For now, I feel nothing but joy and pride at what has been accomplished so far. 

 

Yes we can, yes we did, yes we will,

Anne G

4 comments:

Nan Hawthorne said...

We DID!

Nan

Andrew Hunt said...

Anne,

Superb post! Very well said...

You conveyed what a lot of us were feeling on this day. I watched it from Canada and wept. As someone who is still an American (and still very much loves America), I'm in agreement that this was a great day for the nation. Like you, I'm proud of America -- after eight dark years, we're moving in the right direction. You're right -- there are a lot of problems -- but Obama has widespread support and very humane priorities.

Good job, Anne!

Anne Gilbert said...

Andrew:

I'm just glad that we have somebody who is willing to work on solving real problems, in a real way. I,too was almost in tears yesterday.
Anne G

Anne Gilbert said...

Nan:

And we will! Keep on,that is. I don't think anything can stop the changes now!
Anne G