This is my fourth inauguration day, that I have lived in the Washington DC area. I moved here, and started a job just around the corner of the White House in late 2008, just before the Obamas moved into a hotel just down the street from my office. I actually did a seperate blog about the new neighbors. At that time I posted that happiness is moving vans at the White House, oh how that feeling is amplified today.
The west front of the Capital is the sight of the swearing in to of the new President and Vice-President. The stands are built for every election, planned and started before election day. In recent history the inauguration has been moved indoors once due to foul weather, and Barack Obama took the oath a second time at the White House, as the Chief Justice messed up the words the first time.
The Reviewing Stands in 2008, in front of the White House, a five minute walk from my desk at the time.
Oh yes, I remember the Chief Justice screwing up Obama's swearing in. Jeez, he had ONE job and managed to make it look like amateur hour.ReplyDelete
Yep, and the words written out in front of him,Delete
I tell you, I never thought we'd make it to this day. My favorite quote comes to mind today.ReplyDelete
We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate – thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.” — Maya Angelou
Lots of wisdom there.Delete
I lived on Capitol Hill between '82 and '86, the Reagan years (with a brief stint in Arlington at the beginning). I think it was his second inauguration that was moved indoors because of the cold.ReplyDelete
I was in Arlington (Crystal City) for a little over a year, then Alexandria. My office is in the exclusion zone near the White House.Delete
Like wcs, I lived there (in Georgetown) for the Reagan years. And I thought THAT was depressing. So glad I wasn't there four years ago. Here's hoping!ReplyDelete
Politicians are temporaryReplyDelete
I got outta DC before old W came along (thank the dogs and cats). we had it good under bill clinton. and under barack obama. may it be so for uncle joe.ReplyDelete
The dawn of a new era, the end of an odd error.Delete
To be so close to history, how lucky. I'm watching the ceremonies right now and have been brought to happy tears many times already!ReplyDelete
A breath of fresh air.Delete
So pleased x
So are we, thank youDelete
what a happy day this was!ReplyDelete
I hope we all do well now.
The future is ours to make happen,Delete