Wednesday, January 21, 2009

what got to me

I swore I wouldn't get all teary-eyed watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama. I have that habit, and I'm trying to break it. Kinda wussy, you know?

I was doing okay. But then the cameras panned to the group of old black gentlemen, wearing baseball caps that identified them as the Tuskegee Airmen. In a flash, the thought of the way these guys served the country that wouldn't let them be served in restaurants. And even as they flew and fought for the United States in World War II, they were segregated.

All that flashed thru my mind in an instant. And I was glad that some of them are still around to see Obama assume office.

And I kinda lost it there.


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