Here's my bit from Best of Newcity, "Best Iconic Transformation." I was one of the lucky ones who got a ticket to one of the Obama rallies in Grant Park.
Saying the pledge of allegiance following Obama's victory (and before his acceptance speech) marked the first time I've uttered the familiar words and actually connected any meaning to them.
Here are some pictures from the happy occasion at Grant Park. From the race riots and violently charged Democratic Convention of 1968, to a peaceful celebration in 2008.