Sunday, January 25, 2009

At the Lincoln Memorial

January 19, 2009 - Martin Luther King's Birthday - the day before Barack  Obama's Inauguration Marilyn and I went to our usual D.C. stops - the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial (remembering Mike Cunnion, Bob Donovan, and Jack Martin, my Holy Cross classmates) and the Lincoln Memorial.

This was Black Liberation Day.  The mostly black crowd was friendly, happy like I have never seen people happy before.  You could feel the weight of 400 years lifted in the faces of African American families posing at the Lincoln Memorial, standing in front of the statue, or reading Lincoln's 2d Inaugural address, carved in stone.