Watching my children watching our newly elected 44th president, I was finding it hard not to get emotional. I have heard my parents and grandparents talk of moments of history that they can never forget- Pearl Harbor, the day JFK died. In my own lifetime, I have experienced the horror of that day on 9/11/01. But today, a happy note has been added in that litany. Years from now, I will tell my grandchildren- "I remember when the first African American President was elected." Although I do not agree with the President on many factors and issues, I am deeply amazed and grateful to finally see this day come to fruition. I wish Dr. King had been alive to see it- and as I watched the wizened faces of the Tuskegee airmen on the platform, I wondered what they must have been thinking. I am thankful to see it happen in my lifetime. How proud I am to be an American today, and to witness this moment in history.