Dream fulfilled


Re “It’s Obama,” Nov. 5

I am 77 years old, born during the Great Depression and schooled in the great promise of America; tempered and tested by wars; and led to believe that anything -- any dream, any desire -- can be fulfilled in this great country.

Today, with the election of Barack Obama, I can for the first time say “with liberty and justice for all” from the Pledge of Allegiance or sing of “the land of the free and the home of the brave” from “The Star Spangled Banner” honestly and without reservation.

Congratulations, America. Today you have fulfilled the dream.

John W. Strobel III

Lake Los Angeles