Jan 20, 2009
Where were you on this historic Inauguration Day
People remember where they were and what they were doing during historic times and events, and millions of Americans will remember where they were when President Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
Even though I was only 5-years-old, I remember, vaguely, when President Kennedy was assassinated, when Martin Luther King was assassinated, when RFK was assassinated and even when John Lennon was murdered. It will be nice to mark a pleasant and uplifting historic event for a change.
More than 2 million people, the most ever, braved freezing cold to witness the Ingurgitation of President Obama, and with all those people, there were no arrests, no protests and no “free speech zones.” The only mar was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court messing up the oath of office. We can forgive that flub on this joyous day.
I was not luckily enough to be in D.C., or to even watch it on TV. I was chained to my desk at work, but I listened to all of it live via NPR. At least I get to watch the replay on C-Span.
Progress Michigan wants to know what you were doing and how you felt witnessing this historic event, and they are collecting memories of the day. The best responses will be posted on their website and sent to the Whitehouse.