On this day in history, Barack Obama became the first black American to be sworn in to the most powerful political position in the world – the office of the President Of The United States Of America.
The ceremony took place at precisely 12:05 P.M. ET and it was a long time coming.
Fullfilling the dreams vocalized by the late Dr. Martin Luther King in his “I Have A Dream” speech 45 years ago, Baracka Obama has stated:
Today, we celebrate the life of a preacher who, more than forty-five years ago, stood on our national mall in the shadow of Lincoln and shared his dream for our nation. His was a vision that all Americans might share the freedom to make of our lives what we will; that our children might climb higher than we would.
Dr. Martin Luther King’s was a life lived in loving service to others. As we honor that legacy, it’s not a day just to pause and reflect – it’s a day to act. Today, ordinary citizens will gather together all across the country to participate in the more than eleven thousand service projects they’ve created using USAservice.org. And I ask the American people to turn today’s efforts into an ongoing commitment to enriching the lives of others in their communities, their cities, and their country.
Tomorrow, we will come together as one people on the same mall where Dr. King’s dream echoes still. As we do, we recognize that here in America, our destinies are inextricably linked. We resolve that as we walk, we must walk together. And as we go forward in the work of renewing the promise of this nation, let’s remember King’s lesson – that our separate dreams are really one.
Throughout the day, I was extremely moved by the entire proceedings leading up to the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Watching the faces of the 2 million plus people assembled on the National Mall and hearing the beautiful music performed by singers and musicians, everyone was spiritually and physically transported to this moment in history that will remain indelible in the minds and hearts of all.
And President Obama has organized a truly interactive website, encouraging the people to stay fully involved in government policies and issues in the years ahead. BarackObama.Com should be bookmarked on everyone’s blog – this President is going to make a postive difference in the world and we should be supporting and applauding his dedicated efforts every step of the way.
What a day to remember and to pass on to future generations!