Thursday, January 22, 2009

With Hope and Virtue

January 20, 2008, Obama was sworn as the 44th US president. Like many, I was moved by his speech as he acknowledged the crisis that America is in, but also reassured us that our nation still stays strong. At that moment, I was watching his speech on the TV screens at the Port o Call bar, I was surrounded by military personnel and other civilians like myself. With my eyes glued to the screen, I slowly peeled my eyes away from the screen to look around me and see other people's reaction. I could see that the enlisted, officers, and civilians nodded their heads in agreement with the president of the United States, they too were also moved by his words of optimism. Obama does bring hope and virtue to this country but with this hope, America has a lot of work to do in order to overcome many of the obstacles that we face today and the future.

"Greatness is never a given. It must be earned." -President Barack H. Obama

Cheers to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.