Friday, January 23, 2009

The Inauguration


As the temperatures dropped the big day was upon us! The Obama administration graciously gave our family two orange tickets to the Swearing In ceremony. Leif and Emma headed out bright and early to go through the off site security check point prior to being bused to the capital with a police escort.
Their view was obscured by an enormous media stand and a grove of trees, but both said energy in the area was unbelievable! Both were moved by the swearing in and President Obama's speech.
Emma was tickled by the stumbles during the swearing in and quick to point out her favorite line from the inaugural address:
"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".

What an incredible day for Father and Daughter to share. They were at once freezing, inspired, giddy, humbled, and honored.

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