In case you missed the inauguration yesterday, here’s what you need to know: President Barack Obama was sworn in to office again and delivered yet another eloquently spoken inaugural address, Michelle got a new hair cut, and Beyonce rocked the national anthem, fabulous as always. Needless to say, it was a good day. No need to worry about being left out of the loop though! The New York Times filmed the whole 15 minute speech and thanks to YouTube, you’re not missing out on anything!
Some speech highlights:
“This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together.”
“My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction. And we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride.”
Check out the video below to catch the rest of Obama’s inaugural address.