The 2009 Presidential Inauguration

 
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The tides are changing. The thought of having our first African-American president was unimaginable 20 or 30 years ago. But here we are making history. These are exciting times.

Today was the inauguration of our 44th president, Barack Obama. Due to our global staff meeting, I was not able to watch it live but I viewed it online. It was pretty powerful and moving for me.

Seeing the sea of people gathered at the nation’s capitol to watch the swearing in of the new president was incredible. The thought that our generation and my kids’ generation just witnessed history is pretty awesome.

I am constantly reminded about the privilege that I have in being a citizen of this country.

With all the challenges and difficulties that President Obama will face on his first day, we will need to pray for our newly elected 44th president of the United States of America.

As in the words of Rick Warren (from his prayer), “we celebrate a hinge point in history.”
 
 
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Here is everything that goes into a Presidential Inauguration. It is definitely a busy but exciting 1st day.