If you were fortunate enough to watch today's Inauguration festivities as they happened, you know how impressive the spectacle was. Especially the sea of people flooding the National Mall and the streets of downtown Washington D.C. to witness Barack Obama taking the oath of office.
As I watched, one thought kept reverberating through my mind: I really wish my father had lived to see this. He would've been deeply touched by the moment. And as both a Democrat and a history major, he would've loved President Obama.