Sunday, January 18, 2009
All Exclusive!!! The Lincoln Memorial Celebration
The Inauguration Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
At the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, the memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presented his I Have a Dream speech, the number of famous and most-sought stars and other prominent figures has kicked off the weekend’s inaugural festival, called the Obamapalooza. Our President-Elect Barack Obama welcomed thousands of beautiful Americans to the inauguration event. Before arriving to the memorial, in honor of celebrating his political successor, Abraham Lincoln, Obama mimicked the old 1861 tradition of this former President on a historical railroad journey from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.
(On TV: Millions of listeners recalled the President-Elect Barack Obama’s speech as one of the most memorial and powerful speeches in history.)
The HBO has exclusively televised We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at a free and open to public celebration concert at the Lincoln Memorial featuring some of the high-profiled names in the entertainment industry: Bono, Garth Brooks, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce Knowles, and Stevie Wonder all showed their striking all-star performances, thereby impacting the audience. Other Hollywood actresses and actors, Denzel Washington, Rosario Dawson and Ashley Judd showed their supports with inspiring and touching comments. People cheered, shouted, and roared, showing overwhelming supports and reconcilements which signified with this year’s political slogans, CHANGE and YES, WE CAN.
I have never seen so many major artists and talent persons come together to celebrate this huge historical moment. But, it was so incredible and amazing to witness it, Live!!! Did President-Elect present his famous speech? Yes! President-Elect Barack Obama moved people with his powerful speech about his visions of sending children to college with a college fund, settling the economic crisis and resolving the foreign conflicts across national broader. Together as men and woman, black and white, gay and straight, disability and non- disability, we all can come together to change the world and to make a difference. Leaving the Lincoln Memorial brought a feeling of empowerment and patriotism as I glanced at the persons snapping pictures and buying Obama materials. The concert was truly one of the coolest things that has ever happened to me. I wish I could wave a magic wand so that you all could be here!
(Photo on the left: Standing in the center of the memorial, I realized that I was very passionate about this historical moment.)