Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the U.S. Obama referred to the nation’s energy needs in his inaugural address when he said, “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.”

It was the largest inaugural ceremony in history with more than 1.8 million people attending. I have had the privilege of attending numerous events and ceremonies in Washington, D.C., but this one was amazing and the excitement was electrifying. It truly was historic.