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By Staff | Jan 27, 2009

Last week we were all privileged to be a part of history in the making.

As we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, many people began to reflect on Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream” speech, which became a reality, forty-six years after the fact.

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the forty-fourth President of the United States of America.

I remember when I was in elementary school if there was anything of historic value taking place, we would all pile into the auditorium/cafeteria at the old Wolf School and huddle around a 19″ TV (there were no big screens back then). Many times we watched presidents begin sworn in or rockets launching into space.

It seems we can recall defining events in our lives by where we were and what we were doing at the time. Or is it vice versa?

The Kennedy assassination, Neil Armstrong stepping on the moon, the space shuttle blowing up, and, of course, 9-11; most people know exactly what they were doing when they heard the news of these historic events. How many of this generation will remember where they were and what they were doing on Jan. 20, 2009?

Whether you agree with his politics or not, it is our job as Americans to support and believe in American values, to stand strong and to be proud of our country.

The Hughesville High School Band is selling Little Caesars frozen pizzas. To purchase one or several, contact any band member. Orders are being taken until Feb. 3.

Birthday wishes to: Marissa Egly, Christle Rushoe, Doris Magargle, and June Arlene Crawford-Jan. 28; Thelma Bubb, Emily Staman, Donald Lyons, Jr. and Paul Bower-Jan. 29; Beverly Houseknecht and Ruth Geist-Jan. 30; Patti (Corson) Gordner, Harriet Koch, Tony Martinelli, Junior Sullivan, Kristine Gardner, Josh Corbin and Ariel Wallis- Jan. 31

Happy anniversary to Jerry and June Racey-Jan. 30.

Remember; take the high road because the low road’s so crowded.