What am I going to tell my child about January 20, 2009? That I climbed on a chair to turn my classroom TV towards my desk to I wouldn't miss the early coverage? That when she was just 2, the Unites States got a fresh wind in its sails? That I'd never been so proud of my country as the day they came by the thousand to stand on a field where slaves had been auctioned to witness a black man from a poor family become their president?
That for the first time teachers and parents could say to children, "some day you could be president!" ...and actually know, because of the events of this past year, that it was possible for every single child.