Today as you all know, was the inauguration of our nation's first black president. A very historic day for the United States but also for the rest of the world. Today as our principal addressed our school she talked about what an important day it was and talked about racism and how this is part of the fight against it. Later at 9:00 our time they suspended classes for 4th grade and up, and we all crowded into our small library and watched as Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States. The internet wasn't very good so the live stream we were watching was stopping and starting so it was very hard for the non-english speakers to understand. Nonetheless they were clapping for him, and all stood for the national anthem.
After school we went to our landlady's house to pay our rent and she was watching the parade. She told us what an important day it was for the world and how happy everyone was. She also told us that this morning she was praying with her Virgen de Guadalupe (like the Mexican Virgin Mary) for Barack Obama's safety and hopes that he will be able to support the weight of the task, that as of today, has been placed upon his shoulders.
Today was a historic day for everyone.