President-elect Barack Obama has become America's first African-American president for this great country in which we serve. Now, we as American citizens must come together as a nation of people to make this great country that in which it is - great! Thomson-McDuffie looks at the young people in our community who took that first step in saying loud and clear "We want a change!" And this is our change to make it happen and it did.
Now what? Now it is time for us to be of an example to our young children by showing them that we can come together regardless of the color of our skin. We can and we will make our country, our town, the greatest nation and the greatest town and that this community is just one of the best (if not the best) communities in the CSRA.
God bless our next 44th president of the United States of America, and may God bless all of the wonderful citizens of this great Thomson-McDuffie community. Together, we shall make a change!
James O. Taylor, Jr.