As I watched Sasha and Malia walk down the steps today, two beautiful girls, first daughters in their purple and lavender coats, I had a tear in my eye. What might be going through their minds, their father, our President sworn in. I saw smiles everywhere, introductions, former Presidents Carter and Clinton, James Taylor, Beyonce and Jay Z, Kelly Clarkson among Democrats and Republicans. Over a million citizens come to watch – smiling, listening, swaying to the band, shaking hands in true American spirit. People of different nationalities, all there to celebrate one event on this holiday, which is significant, because it celebrates the life of Martin Luther King. A perfect day, then, for the inauguration. We heard a speech that will hopefully unite us as our President talked about shared values, equality, a war that is ten years old, now drawing to an end, climate change, even referencing Abraham’s Lincoln’s second Inaugural, bringing the past to the present. Bringing people of all lifestyles together, saying it doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight, “we stand together today, with endless possibilities.” I hope with this speech, as we move into the next four years of this President’s term, we strive to stop bickering and come together to solve problems that protect our tiniest citizens, create equal pay for women, celebrate our Modern Families, bring the discussion of gun violence to the table and once and for all bridge the gap of racial discrimination. Let us celebrate all backgrounds in our country without division and with hope for the future.