Perhaps you may have caught yourself realizing the Historic moment you witnessed today. I have spoken a few times about this History unfolding in front of us. Would we recognize it for what it is? Would we cherish the moment? Would we understand the impact of the moment?
Follow me over the jump and I'll give whatever insight I can offer and my perspective of it all.
This has been a most incredible day. A moving, powerful, unbelievable day.
We the people made this day possible, but why does it all feel like a dream? I wonder. Celebrations were in order when women got the right to vote. They were in order when Lincoln emancipated the slave. They were in order when Fascism was destroyed. They were in order when the Wall came down and they were in order when people with disabilities finally got legislation that pronounced them as every bit equal as the rest of society. These and more celebrations for every little bit of the victories gained in the name of Civil Rights and Social Justice have been had, yet, we still have much to do and far to go.
President Obama, I want you to know that you have indeed changed things. I believe again in the promise of the Founding Fathers. Wars, The Great Depression, the Reagan recessions, the incompetence of GW Bush, have all strained the fabric and strength of this nation, but the nation has prevailed each time, and with you President Obama, we will prevail again.
I am proud indeed. As an American. As a former teacher. As a person with a disability. As a person who is of Hispanic and Filipino descent. I revel in this moment and will cherish it all my days.
Now Mr. President go out there and remake this great Nation. Keep calling upon those ghosts of the past: Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy, King, Chavez, and so many more on who's shoulders you stand.
I am with you. I will do everything I can to help improve the lives of others as I always have. My belief in your soaring rhetoric will continue to inspire my actions all the rest of my days. I will help move this generation into a new and brighter day.
History will forever remember this moment and nothing will ever change what has occurred here. Now it is time for all of us to move this historic moment forward and take this nation to the best and most wonderful place it can go.
January 20, 2009. You will always remember where you were and what you were doing when this historic moment occurred. Yes we can? Yes we did.
SO MOTE IT BE!