“Yes we can”

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What it is:

Photo measuring 3.5 x 5.25 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change.  We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics who will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come.  We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.  But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we’ve been told that we’re not ready, or that we shouldn’t try, or that we can’t, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people.
Yes we can.
It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.
Yes we can.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom through the darkest of nights.
Yes we can.
It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.
Yes we can.
It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.
Yes we can to justice and equality. Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity. Yes we can heal this nation. Yes we can repair this world. Yes we can.

-Barack Obama

12 comments on ““Yes we can””

  1. Love this Matt.

  2. How I love this photo. How I love this post. How I love this day.

  3. I am uplifted! Thank you.

  4. Reblogged this on Destination Unknown and commented:
    A fitting post for my blog title…and hope for the future.

    • Oh, hey, I didn’t know you have your own blog! Sorry if I missed something obvious, but it’s not in your “avatar profile”, which is where I usually look. I’ll have to check it out. And thanks for reblogging!

  5. Thank goodness he got back in. The alternative was a worry for the rest of the world and probably for the US too. Great pic.

  6. “the power of millions of voices” – one vote at a time. . . .

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