This blog post is political in nature, but my intent is not to start a flame war, or win a political argument. I simply want a place to share my photographs, and reflect on an historic day.
Donald J. Trump was sworn into office just the day before, and it might be an understatement to say that I don't share his vision for the future of America. His rise to power was fueled, in large part, by fanning the flames of division and fear. Pitting one group against another, rather than trying to unite us as a nation, and find strength in our differences.
When my wife, Cathy, and I were invited to attend the Women's March on Washington, DC, we felt that we had to go. Not only did I want to march in support of a cause, but I was also looking forward to an opportunity to capture some photographs of an important moment in the political history of America.
Still sleepy, after an early morning ride from Ocean City, Maryland to Washington, DC, we started our walk from Dupont Circle towards the National Mall.
The crowd grew larger, and more enthusiastic by the moment as we slowly worked our way through downtown Washington, DC. By the time we reached the Washington Monument the crowd was huge. At times the crowd was so dense that it was almost uncomfortable. We were shoulder-to-shoulder, and packed in like sardines.
What we witnessed on January 21, 2017, in Washington, DC was truly amazing. A peaceful, and inspiring coming-together of people from all walks of life who wanted to be sure that their voices were heard by our President, by the nation, and by the world.
The crowd was incredibly diverse, and I was quite impressed with how orderly and peaceful the participants in the march were. Mothers, daughters, sisters, fathers, sons, and brothers all marched together.
To see people from so many different backgrounds united in a cause assembled peacefully to exercise their First Amendment rights made me even more proud to be an American. This is what our country is all about.
Please take a moment to click through the slideshow of my photos from the march.
Many of these images are available as FREE downloads on Unsplash. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in using any of the other photos in this set.