I try to keep these posts focused on issues of concern to professional communicators. Well, not today.
We all just witnessed a truly great day in American history. The transfer of power in American government is always fascinating, interesting and even inspiring.
Today’s was all that, and much more. Our Nation is at war. Our economy is in crisis.
From the unimaginable enormity of the crowds on the Washington Mall, to the somber, direct and poignant words of President Barack Obama, to the pageantry of the Inaugural parade, today’s events went far to restore American’s belief in themselves and their Nation, no matter how challenging the times.
I am hopeful that images of today’s transfer of power send a message to a, perhaps, doubtful world that America is strong.
I was privileged to join several thousand other Cincinnatians at the historic Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal to watch the swearing-in ceremony. It was in the same space from which, earlier this decade, President George Bush made his case to the American people for the war in Iraq.
I’ll post again soon on strategic communications related matters. For today, though, I simply wanted to share what a fantastic day this is to be an American.
Post by Nick Vehr – 1.21.09