Its official. America swore in the first African American president at 12:05 P.M. on Jan. 20, 2009. Barack Obama took the Oath of Office in front of over two million people, who were lucky enough to be at the actual event despite the frigid temperatures, and a global audience of billions. One does not have to be a political expert or fan to honor this moment in American history.
Obama inherits the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, two wars (not also counting the tensions in Mumbai and Gaza), the threat of Global Warming and Schools not quite making their marks and a failed Healthcare system. This is a huge order for the native Hawaiian to tackle. However, Americans can rest assure, we now have someone in office who is willing to actually unite instead divide (for real this time), interrogate instead of torture and resolve instead of invade.
Obama spoke with style and grace when he proclaimed, "America is a friend of each nation." The new president has a tremendous amount of work ahead. Now is time for our government to "put aside childish things" and put the U.S. in a better direction once more.
By Lori who enjoyed sharing Inauguration Day with her students and is happy to have a First Lady with great style.