Barack Obama is inaugurated, 2009

In 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated, becoming the first black president of the United States.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted–for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things–some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

-President Obama in his Inaugural Address

Thank you. God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.

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