The United States of America has certainly a lot over the past 40 years! Tomorrow will be a continuation of that change - congratulations and enjoy!
I was a child living just outside of Detroit when Martin Luther King was assasinated and the lived through the Detroit riots - that terrible, scary summer when the sky over the city was filled with smoke everday and the riot squads and the national guard would race by on their way to the innercity. I can't imagine what terror a child of my age would have felt living in the innercity at that time. "Black Day in July" by Gordon Lightfoot is still one of my favourite songs, because of it's deep personal meaning and the memories it invokes.
I never would have thought that, in my lifetime, that I would see a person of Black heritage, become the President. I read Obama's book, "The Audacity of Hope" before he became the frontrunner for the Democratic Party and thought, "Why can't they elect a true leader, someone with vision such as this, to be President?' I have have wondered for years whatever ever happened to the greatness of "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" and "Ask not what your country can do for you!" That's leadership!
No, I wouldn't have ever thought, even dreamed it would happen - but Mr. King did!
GOD BLESS AMERICA! and rest in peace, Mr. King. I know that you will be looking down on Washington, D.C. tomorrow with a smile! (and God will be standing beside you saying, "Well done, my son. Well done!"