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Monday, June 08, 2009

My Town: Low income Seniors reaction to President Obama

I had the distinct honor to be invited to an Obama potluck party for the inauguration of our New President!

Ypsilanti, Michigan

It gives me great pride to introduce to you some beautiful, real and articulate seniors living in a low income senior housing facility. Enjoy refreshingly different views and reactions that you might not have experienced on this historic day.

Brought to you by my own handy camcorder work:

Two short videos...

The first one is an emotional response to Aretha Franklyn singing God Bless America, in which the residents were so moved they stood up and placed their hand over their hearts with tears of joy.

The second video is a short interview with some of the residents sharing their thoughts about our first black president.

13 comments:

BarbaraRae said...

That was very moving! What a neat experience!

Sadie said...

That's an interesting perspective. I bet that was neat.

Karen said...

That is wonderful! I'll bet you tell that to your grandchildren some day!

Solo Ad Explosion said...

My bet is that this is true for all americans!

Linda said...

What an experience! Thank you for sharing with us!

corrin said...

It's amazing how moving the event was just watching it on television and through your videos. I can't even imagine what it was like for the people in attendance.

Diane Scott said...

Fantastic and to be given the chance to document the entire event! Thank you!!

ConnieFoggles said...

What a touching video. I have goosebumps from it! It brought back wonderful memories for me as I watched the TV all day and night too.

Maureen said...

Great experience for you-

Emily Veinglory: said...

Looks like a great and positive event.

cady said...

i love hearing other peoples' opinions of the inauguration. it brought back memories of that day.

MorgansMummy said...

Like the first women said on the second video, it doesnt matter that he is african american, the people voted for him. THe people are the ones that wanted him. Although I couldnt vote for america, I was hoping he woudl get it because I had accualy listened to some of the stuff he was talking abotu and I thought he knew what was best and could do something for USA. Hope he is as good as people had hoped!

Karen said...

Have you been watching Obama lately? I sure hope his plan works.

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