POSTED: Friday, January 09, 2009

Barack Obama, Hawaii's native son, becomes the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20. As he begins this historic journey, facing a multitude of severe economic, national and international challenges, what thoughts come to mind? Whether offering encouragement, good luck, advice or other feelings, let us share them with our readers.

And if you will be in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20 for the inauguration, share your thoughts and photos while you're there. What are you doing, what's it like, how's the weather, is the experience what you expected and/or hoped for? What is the scene like leading up to Jan. 20, the day itself and the celebrations afterward? 

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