Secretary Tom Ridge Congratulates America's 44th President

January 20, 2009

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TOM RIDGE ON THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA AS THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

The following is a statement by Secretary Tom Ridge on the inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s 44th president:
“This is a celebratory day for all Americans as we join together to congratulate Barack Obama on his inauguration as the 44th president of the United States.

“Now may the spirit of unity evoked in President Obama’s inaugural address inspire collective effort throughout the halls of government, across this great nation and with our friends and allies around the world.

“As leaders and as citizens, let us support our new president and remind ourselves that we are stronger when we work together to achieve a secure and more prosperous country.”

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