On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. He was the first African American to hold that office.
Every four years on my birthday, our country inaugurates a president. In 2009 I was married with two young children. My political involvement consisted primarily of googling the candidates and choosing the one whose goals and ideals most closely matched my own. I was not so much amazed at a black man being elected president as I was wondering why it had taken so long to happen.
What memories do you have of this event? How did you and the people in your life feel about it?