Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Day 2013

I've just returned home after a fantastic Inauguration Day. Yes, I'm a conservative. Yes, I disagree with many of the President's policies. Yes, I wanted Romney to win. But today isn't about political parties. Instead, it's about the celebration of 237 enduring years of American democracy and our peaceful re-affirmation (or exchange) of power. For those reasons, today, I smiled, clapped and had a great time. 

A special shout out to the men and women of the US Secret Service. They are extraordinarily talented, dedicated and patriotic individuals to whom we owe a great debt.

Three photos I took today. Top - Presidential Motorcade. Left - Secret Service Counter-Sniper overwatching Pennsylvania Avenue (Presidential viewing stand is white building in background). Right - Secret Service Counter Snipers leaving Treasury Building roof after successfully securing our democracy.

1 comment:

  1. "peaceful re-affirmation (or exchange) of power."

    A rarity as far as governments go and thank god for that. Given the turmoil in Washington, one can only hope that this wonderful trend continues.