Memories of the day... moments that I will remember:
- I really enjoyed Rev. Lowery's benediction. The very first line -- "God of our weary years; God of our silent tears." and "when tanks will be beaten into tractors." were my favorites.
- Obama said something like "we extend a hand to you if you will unclench your fist." Good image.
- What happened to the oath? What went wrong? Seemed like none of it was right.
- Aretha's hat. My goodness. And we certainly don't sing "My country tis of thee" like that at Rotary. It would be much more fun if we did!
- And I loved loved loved the piece of music arranged by John Williams and performed by YoYo Ma, Itzahk Perlman, Gabriela Montero , and Anthony McGill. It was terrific, and not only that, but the musicians seemed to find such JOY in it. If you didn't see it, go to YouTube and watch it.