Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How could I forget?

Happy Inauguration Day!

I know it's the 21st already on the east coast, but we're still celebrating Barack Obama's inauguration over here.

My favorite part of the swearing-in ceremony was when Rev. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction, especially his colorful ending:

"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. "

It made me smile.

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