Inauguration Day 2009

What will President Obama’s four year term (possibly eight year term) bring for the United States of America and subsequently, the world? We do not know. But, let us hope that it continues the optimism and promise of change that inspired so many of us Americans to choose Barrack Obama as our 44th President. I am sure that we all wish him the very best.

What will his inaugural speech say? I’m sure many of you feel the same way as I feel: I cannot wait to hear it. In the meantime, read all of the inaugural speeches, if you’re so inclined, at Bartelby.com.  Before each President takes office, the U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section 8, Clause 1) he (she) is required to take the Executive Oath of Office:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

For trivia, read the Presidents who were never inaugurated. Which of you had the great opportunity to attend the 2009 Inauguration in Washington D.C.? Please, let us know how it was. It’s probably an overused term by now, but it is probably true: we are witnessing history. We are a part of history. Enjoy the day. Be proud to be an American.

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