Great Day for our Country..

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© Diane Peterson
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I am happy that so many of my American & European friends out there feel the same way as I and my family....It is indeed a great day for all of us..Every one of your words really puts in to perspective this momentos ocassion..only sad that it took this long to happen!.. and that President elect Obama's grandmother and mother did not live long enough to see it unfold...We can all be proud to be Americans today.

Follow up...Please do read this letter I received this morning from a close friend in London..

Dear Diane

I must confess Jesse Jackson was not the only one to weep for joy. It was an historic moment and my thoughts flew back to the relief I felt, still a child, standing with my parents and my sister in the crowd in front of Buckingham Palace on 8 May 1945. We had cheered the King and Queen, the two princesses and Churchill on the balcony, and there was almost as big a cheer when, as the sun went down, the street lights, off since 1939, lit up.

Obama will need all the prayers of what is in your country, basically, a god-fearing electorate, as well as those from the outside world. I believe one welcome side-effect will be a diminution of the knee-jerk and dangerous anti-Americanism so fashionable on the left of the political spectrum here in Europe both during but also BEFORE the reign of George W.

As they say, God bless America, and you too!


15 responses

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (4 Nov 2008):


  • Kristin Charles

    Kristin Charles gave props (4 Nov 2008):


  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    A Proud And Historical moment !!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    Wish I could have been in the States to experience this incredible historic moment.

  • Rolando Guardiola

    Rolando Guardiola said (5 Nov 2008):

    Thank God for this man, for this new reality!!!

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    An amazing and breathtaking moment!

  • Dana Tufte

    Dana Tufte (Deleted) said (5 Nov 2008):

    I cried like a 5 year old when they announced his win.
    It's not just a win for us.... It's a win for the World.

  • Diane Peterson

    Diane Peterson said (5 Nov 2008):

    You couldn't be more right my's hard to stop crying even now..It's going to take a while for the "wonderfulness" to wear off..My friends all over Europe are emailing me this morning with the same kind of words and emotions..There is HOPE!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    Rock on, Diane.

  • Chloe' Hoffschildt

    Chloe' Hoffschildt (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2008):


  • randy peterson

    randy peterson gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    Yes we Can!

  • Cassandra Bould

    Cassandra Bould gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    I watched it all, it was amazing, spectacular, proud and truly a hopeful moment for an entire new era...Barrak Obama is an amazing human being and I am so thrilled he has made this not only a historical one, but one that may just change so many things for the better. I wish Canadian politics were even half the event and passion that this race was.

  • Dana Tufte

    Dana Tufte (Deleted) said (7 Nov 2008):

    That was one of the best speaches that i have ever been fortunate enough to watch. I cried like a toddler.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Hurrah!!!! Bravo!!!

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    AMEN! I feel like I am part of a new Amreica! :D

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