Bravo Biden! Hooray Harris! Joys to Joe! Kudos to Kamala!
Now safely inaugurated and in the White House, they reminded us of other times and other presidents and on CBC Radio News, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s third consecutive inauguration in 1941.
Shortly afterward, he asked his recent Republican opponent Wendel Wilkie to go to London as an envoy to assess their greatest Second World War needs.
A brief introductory letter ready for signing was presented to Roosevelt With pen still in hand, he wrote below his signature a few lines from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Ship.
Sail on O Ship of State!
Sail on O Union strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all its hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate.
It may now be the time for someone somewhere in the British Commonwealth to send those same lines to the new incumbents in the Oval Office at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
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