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Obama’s Inauguration

January 23, 2013

It was a big day for America on both the past Sunday and Monday gone – the second inauguration of the US President Barack Obama. As Obama goes into his second term, he gets to have his second inauguration. The actual inauguration was on Sunday, it was a private event, but you can see pictures. However, Monday was the big day, the public event where Obama was sworn in, in front of huge crowds. Last year, over 1.5 million people watched as the first Black President was sworn in, this year there were not as many people expected. But the pictures of the crowds on the Mall were incredible.

Being close to DC, I did think about going, and I know people who did. Unfortunately, the thought of getting up at 6am and standing in the cold for hours kind of put me off, especially as it was a day that I didn’t have to get up for work. Instead, we went to Great Falls in Virginia, which was good, but I will tell you about that in another post!

Having seen pictures of the crowds, there seemed to be a lot of happy people in the capital city of the United States on Monday, which was nice to see. Now, there are a lot of people waiting to see what Obama can achieve in his second term in office.

One thing that I do notice about the Obama’s is that they have a nice close-knit family. Obama’s wife and daughters looked so proud of him, and he looked so happy to be there, which is very nice to see.

I won’t pretend to be knowledgeable on American politics, but what I can say after seeing photos of the inauguration, those who were there were happy with their recurring President and the President and his family were happy to be there. So, here is to another 4 years!

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One Comment
  1. I thought all the celebrity sighting were a little off-putting (can’t we keep business and pleasure separate, what does Hollywood need to be there for). Other than all the posers, it did appear to be a happy event!

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