Today was the Presidential Inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Obama. I doubt that was news to anyone, but what did surprise me was the number of people that were full of excitement and anticipation for the day’s event. In fact, most of the people I know were watching the event if they had the opportunity and others were disappointed that they couldn’t. Personally, I initially going to try watching history unfold using CNN/Facebook, but it put me in a digital waiting room due to the volume of users. So instead I joined some friends, co-workers and hundreds of others that filled the lobby of the Comcast Center.
It was almost noon by the time I got down there, but it was obvious many of them were there for some time. Granted this was nothing compared to the thousands of people that filled the National Mall to be a part of the event as I doubt they could see much of the day’s event. I wasn’t alive for Kennedy so until now stuff like this was just something that happened in history books. There were people clapping, cheering, a few even had tears (of joy) in their eyes as Obama gave his speech. Overall he inspires a great feeling of hope within people, both here and abroad, and that’s a beautiful thing.