First Posted: 2/10/2009 1:28:26 PM | Last Updated: 2/10/2009 4:54:39 PM
BY AMANDA GETCHELOURTOWN.COM
POSTED: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Congratulations America, history has been made in the United States of America. Last week was a tremendous moment to reflect on history and make some history. It began with Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday and culminated with President-elect Barack Obama being sworn in as PRESIDENT Obama.
Regardless on if you voted for him, regardless on if you like him and regardless on if you think he and his ideas truly are the best thing for our country, there should be no denying the progress this country has made.
Roughly 1.8 million people attended the Inauguration and the parade and millions more not only in our country but also throughout the world watched America move a giant step closer to Dr. King’s dream.
Now that President Obama has been elected it’s time to start getting our country back on track. Not since the likes of Sept. 11 – or at least not in current history – has our country come together with as much pride, amazement, unity and hope as it did on Tuesday. We must continue those feelings and emotions and work together to get our economy thriving again.
It’s time for us to stop bickering about our differences. It’s time for us to stop thinking about what’s best for ourselves without thinking what might be best for our neighbor. It’s time for us to stop blaming generations past for our failures today.
It’s time for us to come together, as Americans, like we did in recognition and awe of the Inauguration and do all our parts to help each other.
Tuesday’s historic Inauguration of our country’s first African American president shows times have changed and have changed for the better – or at least are beginning to.
The time is now to look toward the future and see the hope that President Obama has inspired in millions of Americans. Hope that things can be different in the way government is run. Hope that this country will once again prosper. Hope that Americans can get past what makes us different and realize we all have something in common – we’re all Americans.