Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Day

"Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends — hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism — these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. 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. "

- President Barack Obama's inaugural address, 01.20.09


Ann Marie Simard said...
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Ann Marie Simard said...

Indeed. Just a deep nod to all of this and wonderful quote. These things are true and what a day, lots to be proud of for the world. --Also today's Globe and Mail as of Day One titles "Openness, soft power and peace prevail on Day One" quite fittingly so.