I was one with thousands who had "purple tickets' for the Inauguration of President Obama. I was also one of thousands who, due to some unknown problem, did not get into the ceremony as I had planned.
Disappointment...for sure. My friends and I stayed in line believing that we would get in...it didn't happen. We didn't see or hear the ceremony...
But, I WAS THERE!
The crowds were incredible in numbers and in good spirits. They showed the best of what Americans can be. They looked out for those around them (even those they did not know), sang Partiotic Songs, and were proud to be a part of this great event.
Reading in the paper after I returned home, I learned that there was a TV outside the Rayburn Congressional Office Building (where we had picked up our tickets), we could have gone there, but we didn't know to do that.
Would have, Should have, Could have...that doesn't cut it or serve any construction purpose.
I was in D.C., I met with Congressman Nathan Deal, I talked and joked with those in lines for two days, I saw the monuments...and I felt a pride that took over any disappointment I may have had. It was a privilege of a lifetime.
I am proud to be an American...Proud of my Country...and look forward with hope for the positive changes that are already beginning to happen in the USA.
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