Today, we celebrate the first day in a new chapter of American history, a nation still burdened by the memory of slavery and segregation.
President Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States, a position once held by slave owners.
The Obama family spent their first night in the White House, a home built by slaves.
It is a testament to the strength of our Constitution, Bill of Rights and the wisdom of our founding fathers that this day has finally come.
Now, as our world faces financial, environmental and political challenges we must put aside race and the ism's that separate one from another and strive to become one people in the United States and be good citizens of the global community.