Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration in the Library

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It was a real privilege to share the Inauguration of our 44th President with students and staff in the CCHS Library. The auditorium, cafeteria, and many classrooms held gatherings of people witnessing this historic event. Watching CNN cut away to Times Square, Los Angeles, and other locations here and abroad really heightened the sense that this was a moment of global significance. It was really fun when, during his Inaugural Address, PRESIDENT Obama :) made reference to Concord. There was a moment of silence, and then a group response of "Hey! That's us!"

The government belongs to the people, and part of the mission of public education is that of creating an informed electorate. This peaceful transfer of power has to be one of the most profound moments of our system, and it is the duty of the people to bear witness. The joy of the moment was truly sweet.

By the way, the video was shot with one of our little hand-held digital Flip cameras. They are available to students for check out with class projects.

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