**This is a blog repost from January 2009**
On January 20th, 2009 Barrack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. This was a historic occasion for so many reasons but mostly because of the potential this change can bring! I was beyond honored to be gifted VIP tickets to this momentous event. As I walked around the crowd that freezing cold morning, it was so amazing to see so many different people from so many different backgrounds and ethnicities! As cold as we all were, no one seemed to be bothered by it. The energy and excitement that went through the crowd was palpable. People from all over the country came to experience this Inauguration first hand. Even though the crowd stretched from the white house to way beyond the Washington Monument, there was not a single person there who didn't seem beyond excited and just happy. I look forward to what the next 4-8 years will bring and who, we as a country, will become.
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