I am sitting in DCA waiting for my US Airways flight to Bangor. If all goes well and the flight is not cancelled or delayed because of high winds, I should get into Unity about 1 am. By now the folks on the bus are well on their way to Unity, and with luck they too should arrive in the the morning. As I think about the remarkable events of today, I can’t help but feel gratitude to be working with such a great crew. The students were terrific today, holding the Unity banner high and proud. Jesse and John managed the logistics with skill and they served as an example of Unity’s finest. I believe that Unity College is building great futures for our students. Experiences like this will last a lifetime.
Today we did good work and we helped plant the flag on the high ground. Today on the Mall there were at least 35,000 people who have the vision to see an alternative future. A future on a planet that has not been ruined by catastrophic climate change. Just maybe, after today, that future is a little brighter. Just maybe, all those folks on the Mall turned a few heads and made a few more people realize the seriousness of our situation. Just maybe, the U.S. is a little closer to assuming global leadership on this most important of all issues. Just maybe, my grandkids are a little more likely to be part of a great civilization. Just maybe, Obama heard us.