Sunday, January 25, 2009

Inauguration of Barack Obama- Pictures from the Lincoln Memorial

The inauguration was great.  JJ was too cold to leave his Mom's arms so the pic below is of Kevin and Michael taking in the event.  As you can see the majority of the Lincoln Memorial was blocked due to the stage being left up...I guess they ran out of time to be able to take it down.  

I have been asked by a lot of people about my political beliefs with all of my posts about Barack Obama.  Truth is that I am a conservative in many of my beliefs....and I didn't vote for Obama. But I can see the historic nature of this event and truly appreciate the significance that it brings to the nation.  Whether or not you desire the change that Obama brings...you can't deny the historic change this has brought.  While I don't believe in many of the agenda items he proposes, I couldn't help but think as I stood at the Lincoln Memorial of the amazing fact that the President that freed the slaves now watched over the inauguration of the first black President in the history of the United States.  That is change, and that is amazing.  God Bless America. 


Crowd waiting for the big event
Too cold to let any body part be exposed
The crowd is building....
No more seats left at the Lincoln...

The spirit of Abraham Lincoln looking over the historic day...


The prayer was given ....
Hope was inspired...
Cheers the moment President Barack Obama was sworn in...






A Father uses a special moment to teach his son about Abraham Lincoln...

The enormity of the event...

My boys....exhausted from a big day, lots of freezing weather, and still a witness to history...

3 comments:

Jinksee said...

This was a place I would have loved to have been on that day. So great that you and your boys were able to soak it all in. I bet the feeling was electric. :D Great photos. Have you ever thought about making a 'coffee table' type book with your photos from that day?? I'd buy it for sure. :D

kmcbeth said...

Wow Jason, what an event to witness. Your work looks amazing, you really did well capturing the importance of that day, without over doing it. Hope you had fun with your family and crew there!

Leslie Roark Photography said...

Such an amazing experience for your family! The pictures are great!