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« My Trip to D.C. | Main | Fun Things We Saw »

January 20, 2009

An Emotional Moment

IMG_0813 By Maddie Hartke-Weber

It was so crowded out there today! I was able to stand just behind the Capitol reflecting pool with a direct view of the Inaugural platform. It was really interesting to see so many important people there to watch this event. But this event wasn't just for important people. There were all sorts of people there as far as the eye could see, stretching all the way to the Lincoln Memorial, which is about two miles away from the Capitol.

Everyone was very excited to see the Obama family when they arrived and kept cheering when they could see them on the big Jumbotrons that were lined up along the National Mall.

Although it was crowded and really cold, it was exciting because it seemed very joyous and there was a lot of activity. There was chanting of "Obama, Obama" and "Yes We Can." Once Obama was sworn in as President, people who didn't even know each other were hugging and crying. It was a very emotional moment.

PHOTO:  KidReporter Maddie Hartke-Weber's point of view of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. (Photo courtesy of Maddie Hartke-Weber)


Laura Ann

It sounds like you had a fun day in D.C.!

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