Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day 2009!

Today was the Inauguration of our 44Th president, Barack Obama. The 2009 Inauguration was filled with excitement, new experiences and the exchange of power between George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama. It's a day that will not be soon forgotten, and a day that I was so grateful to be able to witness!

As I sat and watched President Obama give his Inaugural Address after being sworn in, I was captivated by him like I have been many times before. After I had listened to Obama's speech and read it over later in the day, I feel as though he did a great job.

At first, he talked about all of the challenges the country is facing. He didn't beat around the bush at all. After talking about the challenges, he reassured America once again that those challenges would be met. He talked about the importance of unity, and of coming together with the rest of the world to fight challenges we could not face alone.

Here is just one of my favorite quotes from his speech:

"To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West — know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

Find Obama's Inaugural Address here, in full text!

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