|Wes and me in front of the Utah State Capitol with the flag |
flying at half staff in memory of our dad, Bill Orton.
Our last big trip with Dad was to attend President Obama's Inauguration in January 2009 (see our coverage of those events here on our blog). We had no idea that it would be our last family vacation together, but it seems right that our last big trip would be to DC to participate in the culmination of more than a year's worth of Dad's hard work on President Obama's behalf (he was one of the first DNC delegates in the US to declare for then-Sen. Obama). Dad left us an important legacy of service and civic involvement. We hope we are making him proud.