With their long rich history and democratic embodiment, Presidential Inaugurations are deeply meaningful to Americans. In-person, online and on TV, some will bear witness to today’s ceremonies with renewed hope and pride; others with disappointment and fear. Some would say that’s what America is all about, but rarely has the chasm between the two groups been so great.
Wherever you stand, what’s most important is what you do with those sentiments not just today and in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. How will you get more involved? How will you make a difference? How will you make your voice heard? How will you really engage others by re-framing important conversations about pressing issues and the future of our country?
And in the midst of today’s pomp, circumstance and vehement retorts, how will you further refine who you are, what you stand for, how you communicate that passion and what you contribute?
That’s really what today is about, but more importantly, long after the clean-up crews are done, that’s what tomorrow is all about. You ready?