Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pride in America

I have just finished watching the inauguration of President Obama. I feel like I did when Kennedy was sworn in. Hopeful, that this nation can all come together.
It was history!!!!
If you watched the speech, leave a comment and tomorrow evening someone will win a large amount of Heidi Grace products.
God Bless America!

54 comments:

Tona said...

- Another history in the making moment. Let us all be hopeful!

MaryMc61 said...

It was just beautiful to see so many americans standing there cheering on and being calm and peaceful in hopes of things changing

Krysti said...

Something i can't wait to tell my kids about someday! History in the making, everyday is something new for us.. Here's to a GREAT next 4 years!

Diane #4226 said...

Oh Maxine, wasn't it wonderful?!! Mr. Obama is such a great speaker and fills us with the hope that he can make the changes we are needing to thrive once again and become that great, powerful country we once were!

Thank you for this opprotunity Diane#4226

Robin said...

another history moment. President Obama had great speech.

birdsofafeather19 said...

An amazing moment in time. I watched from work on cnn.com. I'm excited for a new staff in office.

Groovy Deborah said...

I love this country and am hoping for nothing but the best :)

pattyb said...

I agree with Groovy Deborah. I love my country and hope for the best.

Chris C said...

We are getting quite good coverage of his speech here in New Zealand, he is a very inspirational speaker.
Christine C #2264

Lori said...

Only got to hear it as I was at school w/ my 4yo for speech. I continue to be hopeful, simply because this man is so intelligent, and what an orator!

Sandy said...

While I did not vote for Obama, I was glued to the television. After all today history was made. And I am proud to live in a country where freedom abounds. And how awesome to be living when such a historical event takes place.

Shannon said...

Hope is a wonderful thing to have, and this really is a historic day.

Kristin in OH said...

We homeschool, so my children (4 of them) sat down & watched it. The scrapbooker in me kicked in, and I took pics of the kids along with some pics of the tv, to remember this moment in history.

HeatherQ said...

I just HAD to watch history in the making today! Too bad my husband is at work until late... but I recorded it for him. What an inspiring event!

Debby said...

I watched and made my poor 15 year old sit and watch. I wanted him to see and be part of this historical moment. I've been comparing the same thing to Kennedy. Everyone freaked out when Kennedy was elected because he was Catholic...remember? He did a lot of good. I only pray we can all work hard and be part of a great history.

Charity said...

It was a history making moment. I was blessed to sit down and watch it with my children and answer their questions. They were all in awe over the crowd.

Colleen said...

Wish I could have seen it. We had to give ITED's at school thanks to the weather last week, plus no cable in my new classroom and the internet sites that were prodcasting the whole thing, are blocked. Go figure. A school that wants the teachers to use more technology, yet blocks stuff and doesn't allow us to see History in the making. Hoping my daughters saw it at their school

Joan Shanks said...

I watched on tv this afternoon.It was even on the canadian stations.

Joan Fiskateer #808

Jennifer said...

A new President and a new year!! Change is on the way!!

betsy said...

Hi Maxine, I watched on my computer at work. The cables and airwaves must have been overloaded, because the live stream kept pausing. I did feel like I was something powerful and life changing.

Stacey Scrapper said...

would of not missed this for nothing..lol we all watched at work in the cafe

Coco said...

Isn't watching history unfold amazing?

paper bag create said...

I was fortunate today that I was at home and watched the inauguration, live so to speak! Very inspirational leader and truly a history making moment.
Cheers!

Turtlelady~Sandy said...

I couldn't have said it better myself!!!! It so brought back Kennedy memories!!! Everything is so mirrored. Young children in the big house again!!! Old people out.

Laurie said...
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Laurie said...

We are a homeschool family and did a study on the Presidential Election so watching the Inauguration completed our study.
My children were truly in awe as they pondered the fact that they were actually watching history in the making. My oldest, 13y.o, commented on how they all can tell their children and grandchildren where they were and how they watched the first African American be elected (last year) and sworn into Presidency (today)!!
AMAZING!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Blessings,
Laurie U. #2630
thanks for the chance at the rak!

rayasunshine said...

kept sneeking to CNN do see what was going on :=)

karenvonbaron said...

I just loved every moment of it!! And I wore red, white and blue to work to celebrate! How great is it to be an American!

Vicky's Place said...

It was an exciting moment!

Mardi said...

God please bless America! Got to watch a little of it at work!

Annie Fiskateer # 1326 said...

I watch the history making moment. I am extremely happy that my children were aboe to watch at school. They came home so excited about it. I am hopeful!

javawava said...

I didn't get to see all of it but my work had a tv set up in our break room so I got to see the swearing in. Awesome!

patty w said...

Yes! Hubby and I watched together. President Obama is an excellent speaker and draws you in. Both of the kids said they were able to watch while at school, and I was so happy for that because Jake, my 10yr old son wanted to see it so badly! Though he missed some of the speech because he had to go to lunch so he wants to try and catch it and tape it. hey..youtube..duh! Just thought of that!

Thanks for the chance Maxine!

Hugs,Patty 2832

God Bless America!

RobinV said...

What an amazing day in history. I am so glad I got to share it with my dd.

God Bless America
RobinV #4844

nancy said...

I'm with you -- his speech gave us more reasons to be hopeful about the future. It was so wonderful to be able to watch history in the making!

4guysandagirl said...

What a great way to celebrate the day... by offering blog candy!

maryanneh said...

it was heart warming and also humbling to see him laugh when he stumbled on his words!

maryanneh fiskateer 5271

Caity Sue said...

Wasn't it something? The sea of people waiting to view history was something else!! A day people will remember always. AND there was not a single arrest made that was inauguration-related - isn't that something that 1.5 million people could be in one place and ALL get along? An amazing day, to be sure.

Paul said...

I was at the dentist and watched some of the parade.....I'm Canadian so I don't know if I qualify for this RAK but it was definitely a historical moment.
Lorraine L.
#3700

Suzi said...

I'm still dizzy from winning your recent RAK, but I have to tell you why this day was so important at our house. My eleven year-old grandson is African American. He lost his daddy about 5 years ago. He has good male role models in my husband and adult son, but he needs African American role models, too. Seeing that a Black man can be President of our country! Wow! That doesn't just raise the bar, it removes it!

{jennie} said...

Amazing to watch the activities of the day.

Pam Ford said...

I had CNN on all day long. What a change for our country! Hope things change for the good for all of us!

Brenda said...

My television has been on the entire day & part of the evening. I was very touched by all the speeches, the entertainment, the parade and even segments of the different inauguration balls. Don't laugh, but I even took a few pictures of the TV screen as the events were going on so I can scrapbook them later.

Sondra said...

I tivo'd it. A reminder to all...Pray for our nation daily.

Nadine said...

My 3 yr old daughter and I watched it this morning and everytime the people would clap she would clap with them. It was so cute!
Nadine #4813

Kati Lyon said...

What a day!! What a great idea for a RAK. Count me in, please.

Pepper Potts said...

Interesting and hopeful times are ahead...and I am glad I was around for this little bit of history! :) Thanks for the opportunity at a RAK! :)

doverdi said...

Even though I'm Canadian, I still watched history in the making. I can't wait to see the changes in store.

Roseann said...

I found it so uplifting. I couldn't believe the number of people. It makes me so hopeful for the future.

Heidi M said...

I got to watch the inaugeration at work. It was definately a life changing moment. Things in this world will never be the same.

Lesa said...

What a wonderful day! So much hope and promise for the future.

lisa said...

everything about the inaug was awesome.....and I loved the humor at the end of the benediction too! thanks for the chance to win...

The Miners said...

It was absolutely incredible. I DVR'd it so I can wait again with my children.

KateB said...

I was so proud and so hopeful-pictures are on my blog! I was there in spirit :)