Monday, January 19, 2009

WELCOME TO A NEW ERA

The week of celebration has officially started
It was veeery difficult to concentrate on what he was saying , SO handsome!
What were The Dubliners doing here...???
Tom Hanks speaks.
Shakira, Stevie Wonder and Usher
The Final
Enjoying the concert.
View of the Mall from Washington's Memorial







Sunday, January 18, 2009

"WELCOME TO THIS CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN RENEWAL"


"And yet, as I stand here tonight, what gives me the greatest hope of all is not the stone and marble that surrounds us today, but what fills the spaces in between. It is you - Americans of every race and region and station who came here because you believe in what this country can be and because you want to help us get there. It is the same thing that gave me hope from the day we began this campaign for the presidency nearly two years ago; a belief that if we could just recognize ourselves in one another and bring everyone together - Democrats, Republicans, and Independents; Latino, Asian, and Native American; black and white, gay and straight, disabled and not - then not only would we restore hope and opportunity in places that yearned for both, but maybe, just maybe, we might perfect our union in the process."
I am SO proud to be an American today!