I'm a hopelessly patriotic citizen, so I didn't want to post today until after the inauguration of Barack Obama. Those of you from other countries, bear with me. This is not a politically correct, or uncorrect post; rather, a post about pride and country.
When the flag waved, I cried. When those who held the highest offices stepped forward, I cried. When Mr. Obama was sworn in, I cried (even though he botched a couple of lines of the oath). When the choir sang, I cried.
I believe that our country is facing difficult times; I believe our country will face more difficult times before the tide changes for the better.
I cannot say that I voted for Barack Obama, because I didn't. However, I respect the office of the President (Didn't President Obama deliver a doggone great speech?). When the national anthem cried forth, my heart was already stirred, but once again, I felt the pride in my country, in the people who hold our highest elected offices, and I know, yes I know, that whatever lies ahead for my country, that I'm proud to be an American. God bless the U.S.A.