New America

     I have only felt so proud once before in my life as I am feeling now; as a tenyear-old when India received Independence on Aug 15, 1947.
     Tonight I witnessed history being made which I never imagined to happen in my life time, when conscience of Americans reversed its sense of guilt and gave hope to fairness and decency, when the young and the educated of this great nation endorsed change with conviction, when urgency prevailed over petty personal needs and wants and fear, when equality claimed victory as a penance for its past, when the concession speech reflected the dignity and decency of the splendor of American politics, when the brilliance and eloquence of the new leader rekindled hope for all in this great land, when we emphatically proved that this is a country which provides the best opportunity to the eligible and the determined.
     Let us hope and pray that we all are worthy of a better world and future. Let God bless humanity. (My ‘Letter to the Editor’, Houston Chronicle, when Barack Obama was elected President)

Author: Dr. Venugopal Menon

Was born and raised in a loving family in pre-independent India, became a doctor, served Indian army, got married, then came over to America with wife and a daughter, established as a successful Allergist, raised a family of three children, was involved in many social establishments, retired, and wrote memoirs, 'My Mother Called Me Unni, A Doctor's Tale of Migration'.

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