we’re on our way!

I can’t believe it! The day has finally come and we are really sitting in Vancouver’s airport waiting to catch a red-eye to Washington DC. That’s right, this week J and I have the privilege of joining several million of our fellow Americans to watch President Barack Obama sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America from the National Mall in Washington DC! It is a day that has been far too long in coming, but sure to be one of the proudest days of my life. Even now the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr are echoing in my ears. There is still much more work to be done, but this Tuesday will be one huge step forward in realizing the dream of justice and equality for all members of our society. Join me in celebrating by watching the clip below of Dr. King sharing his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

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Stay tuned for lots more pictures of the week’s events including, the swearing in of President Obama, the inaugural parade and the inagural ball J and I are attending! I still can’t believe we’re headed to DC and get to be a part of such an amazing day in America’s history. Incredible!

  • http://lucashannon.wordpress.com Shannon

    Ok now I’m officially jealous of the two of you. :) Hope you have a wonderful time and wish we could’ve seen you while you’re over here on the east coast!

  • Dad

    Jeremy and Katy,

    Enjoy D.C. and this very historic moment. Hold your heads up high in honor of this nation’s first African American President. What a great country we live in. Martin Luther King’s DREAM is being realized. Praise God for his grace and guidance through the bigotry that has so corrupted our country. Now a new dawn in our history is rising, and America has the opportunity to invite ALL people access to liberty. Thank you both for being a voice of love and acceptance.

    Dad

  • Suzanne

    I am so excited for you! What a wonderful opportunity to be a part of something so historic. I’m anxiously awaiting to hear what you see, hear and experience. I’m especially looking forward to seeing all of this through your eyes…

    Mom

  • Dad O

    What a special event in history! Even though I didn’t vote for Obama, I am caught up in some of the excitement of the event and the times. What a wonderful opportunity for you both to experience history in the making 1st hand.

    It was just a few years ago (in my world) that Jackie Robinson became the 1st black major league baseball player.

    I look forward to hearing about it all from your perspective.

    Enjoy yourselves.

  • http://www.kiwijudaica.ca bette

    Hi Katy,
    this is appropo of nothing on our web sites.
    Do give me your e mail ( if you wish) as I have a Methodist contact for you in New Zealand.
    A David Bell is now the ?”convenor” (is that the correct term?)of the Methodist Church there and has many great ideas on how to re juvenate it, especially the youth.
    He is an aquaintance of mine and we have a close mutual friend.
    any way, enjoy DC… a momentous time for all of us.
    Hope to catch up wiith you at work… :(
    Bette

  • Bree

    Katy, I am so jealous that you got to be there! What an amazing day as Barak was sworn in. A day to be proud of our country and the people, black and white, who sacrificed so much to make the day possible. I am excited to see how America answers the Presidents call to service. I am already seeing movement and it is beautiful. Can’t wait to hear about your experience in DC.

  • Janice

    You got to go to D.C.? Jealous…very jealous. Hope it was an amazing time!!