A few years later, when I was in sixth grade, I remember walking over to the school library so that we could watch the inauguration of Bill Clinton. I remember being captivated watching the swearing in of the president on the big screen t.v. on the library floor!
When I was a sophomore in my U.S. History class I sat and listened as Mr. Reamer told my class about the death of JFK and the hope of the future with his brother, Bobby Kennedy. He told us that a lot of young people put their hopes and dreams into Bobby...and then how they were diminished by his assassination. When I was a sophomore, I couldn't imagine the awe and wonder about putting my hopes and dreams into a presidential candidate. That was until this year, when I saw Barack Obama step up to the plate.
It's amazing how watching this presidential inauguration brought tears to my eyes as I saw Obama become our new president! I can only hope that Obama will be able to run our country to the best of his abilities. And I can only dream that we find a few answers for the difficult times that we are facing!