Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The oath I took almost 18 years ago

As a law enforcement officer, we are not to look at the Presidential Inauguration ceremony. Our responsibility is to watch the crowd with our backs to the parade. We are to keep watch for any possible threats, danger or acts of violence that may pose a threat to the President. On this historic day as an African American, how do I not take my eye off of the assigned task and not look at the 44th President and the first African American of our Nation's Capitol?

It will be difficult and emotional for me. After all, it's only been (40) years in the making!


SLC said...

What an awesome responsibility.
President Obama is blessed to have a prayer warrior helping to protect his body as well as his soul.

Sister Free Spirit you're blessed and have been made a blessing.

Savor Savor Savor


Shanita Waters said...

Interesting. I've never thought of it that way. I will keep you in my prayers and if no one has told you lately, thank you for your service. said...

Hello there,

You can take a vacation day and attend the event as a spectator. It is one day in history not to be missed.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

SLC - once again, thank you for the beautiful, heartfelt words.

Shanita - thank you for your prayers and words of appreciation. i don't think of it as service because i'm so use to it but i am proud to make a difference in at least one life.

Ms. Lisa - thank you for the visit. it's funny, you are obvious a civilian because on the police department, this day was blocked out quite sometime ago. everyone police agency in the area will be there unless they fall ill. this day, i'm so very proud to be there!