This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed

“This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed — why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.”

“For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies,” Obama said. “It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job, which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter’s courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent’s willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.”

No matter your party affiliation, today I hope we’re all proud to be Americans in this truly glorious country.

2 comments to “This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed”

  1. Karin
    January 20th, 2009 at 5:06 pm · Link

    The new president definitely had a really great speech and I was proud to listen to it and know he’ll be the one representing the country. I hope the next four years are good ones.

  2. azteclady
    January 20th, 2009 at 10:30 pm · Link

    Amen, Lauren.