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4 A.M.

There are few things that will have me set the alarm for 4 o’clock in the morning. One of those things, apparently, is inauguration. I’ve never gotten up for it this early. Being on the west coast, it doesn’t happen til 9 A.M. local time so there isn’t really any reason to get up in the pre-dawn hours.

However, I think this inauguration is not only historic but is so meaningful as a turning point for our country, that I cannot help but be caught up in the excitement and hopefulness.

When the alarm went off three hours after I turned out the light, I got up and turned on the small TV in the bedroom and the first thing I saw was a stunning picture of the capitol building, the rotunda highlighted by tinges of pink in the dawn skies of Washington, D.C. It was a breath-taking sight. What a heart stirring picture!

It’s a little after 5 and while I still have the TV on, set to ABC for Good Morning America, I have set the clock for 6:30 when the official inauguration coverage begins. So if I fall asleep, I’ll be up again in a little bit so I can watch as millions of Americans celebrate the beginning of a new Administration and hopefully, the beginning of a rebirth for the U.S.A.

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