Written by Karen D. Swim
Today in the United States we will swear in our 44th President, and the first African American to hold the job. Whatever your political beliefs, this historical moment will be part of our shared history.
In a country with an ugly history of racism, we have crossed yet another milestone that distances us from our segregated past. We remain a country with flaws and divisions but today there is hope that there is no wound too large to heal.
This is also the first Presidential Inauguration where social media will have a starring role. As tweets are typed and photos are shared we are putting aside our differences for the day to share in this moment of celebration.
In my own family, there has been excitement mixed with moments of silent awe. Yes, we have come this far.
I am thankful for those who dared to hope and worked to make those hopes a reality. My own hope is that we will continue to have audacious hope and work together to attain things we thought never possible.
How do you feel about this day? Will you be watching the Inauguration live or via television?
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