On February 27th I had the pleasure of attending a reception at the White House in honor of Black History Month. In attendance were several hundred elected officials and political leaders from all over the country and many from Georgia.
President Trump and the First Lady, Melania, were extremely gracious hosts and rolled out the red carpet for their guests. The evening included a combination of the following:
1. An intense 3-stage security check by the Secret Service.
2. A warm and respectful greeting by joint military personnel.
3. Absolutely delicious foods prepared by the White House chefs.
4. Music ensembles in two areas of the house.
5. Sparkling Champagne and
6. The Finale: A message from the President.
This was not my first visit to the White House as I have traveled to D.C. many times with my students during my tenure as Principal at Flat Rock Middle School in Tyrone, Georgia. However, this was my first time being inside the White House and by personal invitation of the President of the United States.
I must tell you, " it was an amazing experience!" The White House is filled with wall-to-wall historical artifacts and memoirs of past Presidents. Each corridor, room and chamber is exquisitely designed and decorated to perfection.
I would like to thank Mr. Brian Jack, a native of Fayette County, who serves as the Trump administration's Political Director for appointing me to the guest list for the memorable event.