It’s hard for me to believe how historic this election day is. Whatever the outcome, it will be a first for our country. I am personally so thrilled to be witnessing this. The first time I voted was in 1968, by absentee ballot, voting as a Utah resident while living in Dover, Delaware where my husband at the time was stationed during the Vietnam war. It was a tumultuous time. Today I’m remembering Bobby Kennedy who was the candidate for whom I’d planned to cast my first presidential vote in 1968. I still wonder how the course of history might have been different . . . We can’t change history, but we can honor it by not forgetting. So to kick us off, I’ve selected a quote from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. that seems apropos today:
Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
Please feel free to post any thoughts about this election, or elections you remember. I enjoyed Glendon’s post the other day about the first time he voted. I know there are other interesting stories.