fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"We remain a young nation..."

"...but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."

"Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."

-President Barak Obama, Inaugural Address, January 20, 2009


Chris said...

Even though I'm not American, I was moved to tears watching him taking the oath. I'm so happy for your country and, not to forget the very big picture, the whole world.

Congrats Mr. President, congrats America !!

stinkypeteandcompany said...

Amen sister girl... amen.

nic said...

now those are words i can put the full force of my hope (and energy, and being) behind. good stuff, mr. president. may it be so.


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