Outside the voting station in her hometown Wasilla, Alaska this morning, Sarah Palin spoke of “the historic import of a campaign that will end with the election of the first black president or the first woman vice president.” (wcsh6.com)

Whether you voted for the winner or not, there is no denying that this is an important page in the history of the United States of America.

Let’s put it into perspective:

In a 2005 testimony at the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Harry J. Holzer reported that “the earnings of black men are 20-25% lower than those of white men.”

Meanwhile, data from a¬†2005 United Nations Human Development Report showed that a woman’s annual income was 37% lower than a man’s.

No matter what your gender or color, this is a day to remember. This is a country whose reputation has suffered internationally. Now, the people who make up this country are suffering financially. But here is something that everyone can take pride in.

You can commemorate this historical moment with an heirloom that you can pass down to generations. Some ideas:

For the Republicans…

traditional pearls

traditional pearls

For the Democrats…

Blue Sapphire

Blue Sapphire

Charming Democratic Donkey