civic duty


Voting: not to be taken for granted

One of my proudest moments involved watching my daughter go into a voting booth for the very first time at age 18.

She walked up to the electronic machine appearing nervous at first then determined. All she needed to do was recall the video she watched as a guide to using the device to offer herself a little comfort.

After she voted, she left the booth wearing a smile. We voted early and other than she and I, the election judges were the only people in the room.

They began clapping for her as she walked up to me. My daughter's smile got even bigger.

It was not only a proud moment for her but everyone else in the room.

Both my children also voted in their first-ever presidential election in 2016, which became one of the most historic events in our lifetime.

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