Do you remember where you were the day of the Shuttle Challenger disaster? January 28th 1986. I was laid up in the hospital at Ft. Greely, Alaska with a broken knee.
Do you remember the falling of the Berlin wall? November 9th, 1989. I vividly can remember watching the news coverage of the wall be ripped apart and joyous Berliners scaling the wall in celebration.
Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on September 11th 2001?
The gut wrenching feeling that I get every time I see those towers falling. I was in Germany on a major training exercise with the Army. The news broke that we had been attacked. I thought to myself we are going to war.
2 years later I was in Baghdad.
There are many moments in our lives that are worth remembering. For whatever reason, Historical, memorable, or those days that are etched in our memories of good and bad times.
Today is one of those days. Good or bad, like of dislike, agree or disagree. Today Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America. The first African American man to hold this office. Freely elected and a participant in a smooth transition of power in the seat of the most visible office in the world.
Today is a day to remember.
We as Americans and people of the world will look on this as an historical day. And one day say, I remember where I was the day the 44th President of the United States entered office.
Have a Great Scouting Day!