I never believed it would happen in my lifetime. I hoped it might in my children's lifetime. Today, as I watch the inauguration of Barack Obama I'm truly proud to be an American. Regardless of political views, Democrat or Republican, I'm happy that the United States is moving past the time of biogry and hatefullness. I hope that my children will grow up knowing that they can accomplish anything regardless of race, gender or ethnicity. Today marks the beginning of that true possibility.