Today is the day. Thousands have camped out overnight to witness yet another inauguration, as Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States is sworn in at noon. Over a million people are expected to gather on the mall, facing the Capitol, to witness this event.
Today will be especially important to some because Barack Obama will be the first black to assume the office of president. Many people never thought they would live to see the day, considering the race struggles our country has endured.
This day is truly a salute to democracy. Very few countries in the world can change leadership in such an orderly, expected fashion. Today is a tribute not only to America but also to the founding fathers, for their vision and to those who have carried the tradition down from the time of George Washington to the present. There have been slight changes in procedure, but the charge remains the same: an orderly transition of power from one leader to another.
Welcome to the Obama Family. They are fired up and ready to go!