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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
A Day in History
Where were you when the historic inauguration of Barack Obama took place? Where were you when the 44th President of the United States was sworn in? Tony Alexander, UFCW5 Political Director, was in the Nations capitol fighting the chilling cold, all the while witnessing a once in a lifetime event: the inauguration of Barack Obama. The cold seemed irrelevent to the warming feeling of a new day.
Where ever you were, you, like millions of Americans, were moved. We all experienced, witnessed part of history. A new history in the making. A new history of change. A new vision of what can be. Amongst it all, there lies HOPE. Amonst trying times, perhaps awaits an even more dreary and clowdy future, nontheless, we as a country shall see through it. We will continue to face these adversities and seize them as opportunities. We have a lot of work ahead, but we have an even greater sense of fulfillment to achieve.
As President Obama stated, "What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility, a recognition on the part of every American that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world. Duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task. This is the price and the promise of citizenship."