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Tomorrow I am headed to Washington for the inauguration of Barack Obama; but I won’t be going to any of the balls or parties or A-List events. Instead, my husband and I are taking our children with us, because we want them to understand this moment in history. We want them to understand how significant this day will be and why.
America has come a long way since our birth as a nation — a long way in a relatively short time; but we face enormous challenges in the weeks and months and years ahead. There is still so much work to be done and we have a long way to go. All Americans will need to be a part of the effort, including our children.
So on Monday, the day we celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, please consider participating in the national day of service as our new president has asked us to do. Go to USAservice.org for a list of volunteer opportunities in your area.
And then, if you can, spend the next day, Inauguration Day, with your children or a young person. This is a big moment in history, but it’s not about us. It’s about them — and their future.
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