Hawaii Well Represented At 2009 Inauguration

I knew I was crazy about this shining light that left me in tears one Sunday morning a little over a year ago but I had no idea that so many Americans had their eye on Barack Obama quite some time before I even knew he existed.  Having never heard of him, or about his speech in 2004, I was, much like the rest of the Nation, taken by storm.  The polls would confirm this time and time again as we moved through 2008.  Hawaii’s vote count during the Primary Election was a resounding 76% for Obama.

Make no mistake about it, we will be well represented tomorrow at the inauguration.  Our media is there, Punahou School, of course, is there, Le Jardin Academy is there, citizens, friends, family, I could go on all day.  Anyone who could figure out a way to be there is there!

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It’s a proud moment for the students and staff at Punahou and it’s a proud moment for all of us here in Honolulu.  The Punahou High School Band will be participating in the festivities.  Accustomed to tropical weather and sunny beaches, the students are having fun but they’re doing so with the shivers.  They’re freezing, but they’re there!

2009 InaugurationHawaii is excited and so very proud to be even a small part of this historic event and I’m glad I was around to witness this important part of history in the making.  While we’re excited and a little giddy, we’re certainly not alone. There’s no surprise that so many across the Nation have something to say or a story to share about the 2009 Inauguration.  Thank you, Examiner.com, for such a fun and multifaceted compilation.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The Right Blue // Jan 19, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Nice post, Evelyn. We in Hawaii are so proud that our new President was born here and spent his formative years in Hawai’i nei.


  • 2 HawaiiVacationGifts // Jan 20, 2009 at 4:01 am

    It is so exciting! I have never felt so much hope for our country and humanity before. My blog post for today is about taking a free self guided Obama Hawaii tour.

  • 3 A Maui Blog // Jan 20, 2009 at 6:07 am

    It’s nice to read your musings and perspective on this. I posted about it too. Here’s the link in case you are interested:


  • 4 Evelyn // Jan 20, 2009 at 7:46 am

    HVG, you have a great knack for research! I love your post about this! You always share great Web findings for these things. Thank you and thank you for letting us know. I just want to be sure everyone gets to check it out easily. 🙂

  • 5 Evelyn // Jan 20, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Liza, I liked your post. I was very moved reading about how you feel about it and understanding your perspective! Thank you for sharing that — a lot of local people are sure to feel an emotional twinge when they read it!

  • 6 Evelyn // Jan 22, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Hey Bobbie! How wonderful to hear from you! You’re right, we are so very proud of the strides that Barack has taken and the distance he has gone.

    It’s not a job I would want to have but it’s certainly one that needs a calm and level personality with thicker skin than the rest of us. I think our country made the right choice! 🙂

  • 7 Bobby Revell // Jan 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    So true, Hawaii is in the news quite a bit these days. I would bet tourism has had a boom this year. I need a Hawaiian vacation Evelyn, sipping Pina Coladas and shark wrestling LOL! 🙂

  • 8 Evelyn // Jan 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Yep, Bobby, a Hawaii vacation is a great idea! I think our Tourism people are hoping the same from all of our Obama fans. I must admit that it did cross my mind — I’m sure it has crossed the mind of local officials as well!

    Our sharks are too laid back — they just like to eat and cruise around mindlessly. Maybe wrestling a big squid would do! 🙂 To be honest, I don’t know if there are any big squids close by. We’ll have to ask the other Bobbie at TheRightBlue about that. She’s our diving guru!

  • 9 Melissa Donovan // Jan 23, 2009 at 11:51 am

    All of the events surrounding the election and inauguration have been inspiring to the whole nation and our new president definitely has put Hawaii and its citizens in the spotlight. How wonderful to be from President Obama’s home state!

  • 10 Evelyn // Jan 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Thank you Melissa! It is wonderful to call the place of Obama’s roots home. We are all so very proud and excited!

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