Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Era of Change

The new President of the United States - Barack Obama
My heart is touched today as I watched the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States and listened to his words.
His words give hope:
We have chosen hope over fear
We must pick our self up, dust ourselves off, and begin the work of remaking America.
We must meet the demands of a new age.
The ground has shifted beneath us.
We must do business in the light of day.
America is a friend to all nations and we are ready to lead once more.
We will not apologize for our way of life.
Our heritage is our strength.
There is a new era of peace.
We will be judged on what we can build.
The world has changed and we must change with it.
There is a new era of responsibility, which we seize gladly.
"Nothing but hope and virtue can survive." George Washington
Rejoice in the new era of change


Annie said...

I was deeply moved by his speech this morning.

Laurie said...

I'm still on an emotional high, and the tears flowed frequently. I loved the benediction prayer also, the whole thing, start to finish, was so moving. I'll never forget it!

paris parfait said...

Rejoice is right! Am thrilled beyond measure. So much hope and optimism for our country, with a bright leader at the helm.

Tammy said...

With news of pending layoffs in our small town...we are hoping for the best here!


Steph said...

I am so hopeful, as well! And ready to be of service.