Voices on the Wind Voices of Protest
His First Full Day, Jan. 24, 2017 by Kathry Lohrum Cotton Our ears turned toward Washington to hear what the new American President would say to us on his first full day, and what we would say to him as he sat at the National Cathedral service, where quiet prayers were lifted by a Muslim imam, a Jewish cantor, a cathedral dean, and as he stood before the Langley memorial to CIA agents who lost their lives in service, their silent voices still holding secrets, and as, beyond his White House windows, more than a million grandmothers, mothers, and daughters rose in protest, jamming the Capitol grounds and gathering in America’s cities, and worldwide from Australia to Antarctica, from Berlin to Barcelona, from Paris to Mexico City to Nairobi. On the President’s first full day, the headline news was women, protesting.