Today’s The Day

On November 4th, I attended an election party hosted by The Washington Post. There was a lot of fun to be had there, but the thing that [obviously] sticks out for me is the announcement that Barack Obama would be the next President of the United States of America.

While watching his acceptance speech, my friends and I stood there, arms wrapped around each others shoulders, crying out of happiness. Years from now, when my kids ask about this election for a school project, I hope that I’ll have found a way to convey into words the overwhelming volume of emotions that I experienced that night. Because even now, two months later, I can’t accurately describe the feeling of sharing that joy and excitement with so many people.

Today, Barack Obama officially becomes the 44th President of our country. I like to think that, when I’m old and gray, I can say with a smile that way back on January 20th of 2009, that’s the day when everything changed. When for the first time in my adult life, I felt confident in where we were going as a nation. When we, as a country, took a monumental step towards achieving a better life, a truer liberty and a total happiness.

I’m proud of this day.


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