Election Day: Our Nation looks forward…

Last minute phone calls rally voters to the polls on Election Day.

Supporters take to the streets of Durango in the height of elections on Tuesday.

Voters line up at Fort Lewis College to cast their votes on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008. Durango, Colorado.

As I write this entry I hear the words of our President Elect, Barack Obama, expressing his hopes, his dreams and his ideals for our Nation, our country, the United States of America, “A new dawn of American leadership is at hand!”

Given the energy, concern and involvement leading up to this election on all sides, what thoughts do you have towards the immediate outcome of the US Election and the future of our country? How do the words “Yes, we can.” resound in your own hearts/minds?

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008. All Rights Reserved.

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3 thoughts on “Election Day: Our Nation looks forward…

  1. Hi Jeremy,Amazing pictures. There’s so much depth to all of them. Congratulations on all this.Re: the election–Andy Reininger called me yesterday because he was so happy that our nation chose to inspire on Tuesday. It truly is America rising up to fulfill its promise of justice and equality. Anyway it’s just the beginning, but the hard road ahead does not diminish what we as a nation did. I actually think that our choice, a man who learned about public service through community organizing, reflects our realization that the solution to modern challenges must be grassroots and built from the ground up. I am so incredibly hopeful for the future, and I am so incredibly grateful for this moment for all the future’s children.

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  2. Chenda, Well said…this is one for the record! It’s great to hear from you…I hope your doing well and I look forward to catching up! Life has moved forward at such an accelerated rate since finishing the peace corps that I now long to have a similar experience with this newfound perspective on time…one that would let me understand the IMPORTANCE in/of the beautiful pace of life which most of us were able to live during our time in Lesotho!One could disagree…but I think that life should not necessarily have to move faster than our own thoughts…least not all the time!

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