Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Presidential Inauguration 2009

Every four years, our country gathers to install and honor the President that we have elected. We have a peaceful and smooth transition as the new President is inaugurated and enters the White House. It is a wonderful demonstration of our Democracy and it awes and inspires us all.
These are some of the sights I took of the TV as the day transpired. Our capital in all it's glory -
The statue of President Lincoln -
President Obama being sworn in as his wife Michelle holds the Lincoln Bible -
And the new and former President and First Ladies after the Inauguration- as they say their goodbyes.
It was a memorable day.

We now will pray for President Obama as he takes on his new responsibilities.
We also want to thank our out-going President Bush for the eight years of service that he gave us.

As the choirs sang "God Bless America", we agree! And we are proud to be Americans!

6 comments:

Jan Parrish said...

Great shots. Unfortunately, Comcast cut out when Obama was giving his speech.

God bless our great country.

a portland granny said...

Oh Ruthie! That was lovely....and you are so right, we do need to pray.....and pray.....and then pray some more. I didn't vote for Obama, but made a conscious decision to support him and to pray for him in all that he has to do. Today's beautiful ceremonies were part of our history, so I took it all in.

As I watched George and Laura walk to their waiting helicopter, I couldn't help but think how maligned he has been, yet he remained so gracious under fire. I hope history will be kind to him!

My heart was warmed as the two couples exchanged hugs at the end. I felt it was genuine. I know the Bushes have gone out of their way to be gracious and welcoming to the Obamas since the election.

This was an emotional day for our nation....and a memorable one!

Chris said...

You did a great tribute to our leaders of America.We all need to support the new President and offer our prayers and support.

Hugs,
Chris

Smilingsal said...

It was an inspiring day. I thought that President Bush was gracious. I remember when he first arrived, the Clinton staff removed the "Ws" from every keyboard! Not nice. Bush showed how to be a gentleman, and it paid off. The transition was smooth.

Sharon said...

What a great post! I was at work that day and missed it. You summed it up beautifully.

Hugs, Sharon

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Thanks for sharing this. I just wasn't up to it!!