Today is such a historic moment in our democracy. Witnessing the transition in power from outgoing President Barack Obama to President-elect Donald Trump is so majestic. On this day in our nation’s history, it has always been a respectful transition from one president to another. No matter a person’s political party choice, what happens before noon today helps in making us stand out as a great country. It shows a united front on the world’s stage. Eight Supreme Court Justices, members of the House of Representatives and Members of the United States Senate, along with Ambassadors, the 39th, 42nd, and 43rd United States Presidents and First Ladies, as well as official staff members, and citizens from all over these United States will convene to witness this change in power, which is a breathtaking moment. I am so proud to be an American and to live in this great country. Our country has the distinct privilege of electing its leaders. We know that we have a voice and we are allowed to make choices. That is the core of democracy. We are THE greatest country and to be able to see this change in power every four years is inspirational. “True democracy requires work by each of us every day,” as President Obama so eloquently stated. Today is a day of renewed hope for our country. Hope that every American will continue to enjoy the freedom, voice, privileges and rights that our country proudly boasts. It is a day of hope that America will remain great. We are already great and we are already the best nation on planet Earth so let's pull together for the good of our country and go forth helping our fellow man.