Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oh Happy Day




"So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

'Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it].'"

9 comments:

  1. How lucky can we be? And there's still a parade to watch, so I must go..... :)

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  2. Wasn't it amazing? I'm so glad I got to stay home and see it. Thanks for the help!

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  3. It's been an incredible day. My hospice pager is in the spirit of things too. I hope it stays that way for tonight.

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  4. I love this man so much! We are lucky indeed! XOXO

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  5. I, too, was particularly touched by those words.

    Thank you for posting them so that we could savor them at our leisure.

    Amitiés,

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  6. Such an incredible day! I cannot remember when there was such a feeling of unity.

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  7. The Hubby, a teeny bit more Republican-bent than I, remarked after hearing tomorrow's weather report,"Oh, Obama's in office. I guess we get warmer temperatures now, too."
    That's just Obama Fever, baby:>)

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  8. Yes, an incredible day, an incredible time of change.

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Hey, thanks for your thoughts and your time:>)