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Inaugural thoughts – 1 week later

January 27th, 2009

I didn’t do a post about the inauguration on the day of for a couple of reasons. The first was because everyone was doing it and I’m one of those dance-to-the-beat-of-my-own-drum kinda girls.  The second was because I needed a little bit of time to process my thoughts.

Like most of my blogger friends, I was torn between wishing my children were old enough to appreciating what a historic event they were whining over witnessing and being amazed that for them this would always be normal.  It would never seem extraordinary that our president is bi-racial or black.

So many around the country and the world have shared what this election and inauguration meant to them but I was sent a link to a very special group sharing thoughts.  A group of children from Chicago had the incredible opportunity to be there in person at the inauguration.  These twenty four 5th and 6th graders attended and documented their experience through blog posts and videos at http://www.sharemyinauguration.com/ under the moniker DC24.  After reading and watching the reflections of these students who are part of the next generation, I decided that perhaps what I had to say wasn’t so important.  They spent Martin Luther King Jr Day at Howard University, knowing his dream had been realized.  They had their own inaugural ball (and they all looked sharp!). They staked claim to a spot on the lawn and waited hours in the cold for the festivities to begin.  Go visit them.  See it through their eyes.

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4 Responses to “Inaugural thoughts – 1 week later”

  1. Bobbi Says:

    Thanks for the link.I am going to check it out. I know that Cassie, who is in fourth grade can’t get enough of him!

  2. martha Says:

    Youre right, this is very powerful! Such a wonderful moment to be an American.

  3. Jenny Says:

    That’s great, Michelle. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Stephanie Says:

    Oh wow. That is awesome.

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