One evening I woke in the middle of the night and told my wife, “I have to go to the Inauguration”Â Â Â To this day, I don’t know what triggered that moment of determination. There are so many factors that make this time so important to me: For the country; first African American President (or Hapa), 180 shift from non-constitutional actions (evil), and a possible prosecution of those responsible for needless war, torture,Â bankrupting the country, favoritism and war profiteering. For me personally; being able to teach my kids to look up to and respect our President, local boy done good, Punahou and HI recognized, and possible prosecution of those of those responsible for needless war, torture,Â bankrupting the country, favoritism and war profiteering…I could go on and on.
When Bob asked me to share my experiences after attending the Inauguration I felt mildly interested in submitting a blog. However, after attending I could not wait to get to a PC and share withÂ my friends in HI how incredible the experience was. (more…)