US Election Day 2018

Usually, I don’t go into politics on this blog site. But I would like to remind and encourage everyone, who can vote in the United States and hasn’t voted yet, to go to the polls today. I don’t care, who you vote, but vote please! I did my first voting, today. And I’m very proud of it. It feels good to practice my right and responsibility as an American citizen.

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Yep-yep-yep! I did my first voting as an American citizen, today.

Polls are open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm!

Memorial Day 2018

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The Arlington National Cemetery

“At its core, the nobility and the majesty of Memorial Day can be found in the story of ordinary Americans who become extraordinary for the most simple of reasons: They loved their country so deeply, so profoundly, that they were willing to give their lives to keep it safe and free.”

President Barack Obama, Memorial Day 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018

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Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

The “I have a Dream” speech’s most famous passage

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys I have a dream today.and white girls as sisters and brothers.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Minister, Civil Rights Activist

Washington, D.C.

Today is a very important and historical day: the USA is celebrating the Inauguration of its 45th President, Donald J. Trump, and its 48th Vice President Michael R. Pence.

I don’t want to go too deep into politics. There is other social media to discuss the aspects of political issues, and I try to keep this blog clean. But I use this opportunity to post some photos of my day vacation in Washington, D.C. back in November 2015. It was a beautiful, sunny day; a perfect day to take a walk at the National Mall, and look at some important buildings and memorials. Standing in front of some, was more emotional than others. I had the chance to get a glimpse of President Barack Obama, and I looked at the original Declaration of Independence. Iย also witnessed the “Changing of the Guard” at the Arlington National Cemetery. It was a great pleasure to visit the Capital of the United States of America.