Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Until this past year, I never dreamed that in my lifetime I would see an African-American man standing at a podium bearing the presidential seal. But that day has come. A day that Martin Luther King dared to dream and laid out for us on the same spot where Barack Obama will take the oath of office of the President of the United States today. It thrills me to be able to say those words. I know I am not alone in those feelings. Even those who do not share the vision of Barack Obama surely will see hope in this historic moment and feel good about what it means.
It truly is "America the Beautiful".