MLK & the Inauguration

Memorial Pool

Memorial Pool

Back in October, Jennifer and I got to visit, and experience, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Museum in Atlanta, GA.  Needless to say, we were moved to tears to hear his speeches, learn of his life, and consider the aspirations of this American hero.

And then yesterday, to see President Barack Obama take the oath of office.  Witnessing history in the making.  I felt like part of Dr. King’s dream had come true.  I felt the promised land that Dr. King preached where white children could play with black children and man would be judged by the character of his heart, not the color of his skin was coming to pass.

I am not a Democrat.  I am a socially conservative republican.  I didn’t vote for President Obama.  But I could not have been more proud to see him become our 44th president. 

It was a day I will always remember.  Like the Challenger explosion in 1986, the attacks on Sept. 11th and now the first black president taking the oath of office.  Two events of historic tragedy; one event of pure triumph.  I am proud to be an American.

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