1 The Inauguration
I think everyone has this on their list, and I have to leave it at the top of mine. It was the best moment of 2013 – the absolute best. And I got to share it with family and several TOD members in person in DC. So satisfying. My favourite moment was when President Obama took that last look out into the crowd to take it all in. I loved that he took time to enjoy the day.
2 President & First Lady Obama’s trip to Africa
Seeing the joyous crowds greeting them in Tanzania was breathtaking. Especially the dress worn by FL Michelle at the official dinner in Senegal.
3 President Obama’s speech on poverty/inequality
It’s what he has fought to fix his whole career. He keeps his eye on the ball – never wavering.
4 President Obama’s meeting with the new Chinese President Xi Jinping in California
Such a momentous occasion and a really personal touch to the meeting.
5 The surprise phone call with Iranian President Rouhani
… ultimately culminating in progress on a nuclear agreement.
Reuters report here
6 The President’s trip to Israel and the West Bank
…… plus, his jump down the ledge while touring the ruins in Jordan!
7 Confirmation of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Critical for American consumers.
8 The Tribal Nations Conference (fifth year)
President Obama’s commitment to the Indian community has been a joy to behold. He continues to keep his promises and heal years of mistrust through his consistency.
9 President Obama’s handwritten tribute to the Gettysburg address
Reminds us that we’re living history.
10 VP Biden
VP Biden had some important events this year – including his foreign trips where he advanced important foreign policy initiatives. My favorite moment was watching him and Cabinet Secretaries greeting employees back after the end of the government Shutdown.
near the top of the sidebar on the right to read all the ‘Most Memorable Moments’.