On September 11, 2001, I remember being acutely aware as events unfolded that the world had changed. History had been made and nothing would ever be the same again.
On November 4, 2008, a new moment in history was marked as the United States elected its first African-American president. What a proud moment for our nation! And what a contrast of hope compared to the terrorist attacks which were the harbinger of fear.
Today, we proudly inaugurate Barack Hussein Obama the 44th President of the United States of America. I am supremely proud to be an American today. I truly believe President Obama is the right man at the right time.
Today we raise our heads a little higher thanks to the audacity of hope.