President Obama’s Inauguration on Jan. 21 was filled with moments of joy, patriotism and stunning fashion, but nothing was more thrilling for the citizens lining the streets of Washington than the Presidential Parade!
President Barack Obama waved and blew kisses to the crowd that was intently watching the parade! On the 1.2 mile journey from the Capitol to The White House, President Obama stayed in his car for the majority of the time but walked in the open twice with First Lady Michelle Obama. Once, in the middle of the route and again at the end of the route. Security was tight, with citizens lining only one side of the street.
Highlights From Obama’s Inaugural Address
During the President’s Inauguration Speech, he spoke on equal rights, the shooting at Sandy Hook, climate change, and more! Here are some highlights:
“This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together.
For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.”
Celebrities Tweet About The Presidential Inauguration
Many celebrities tweeted about the president’s 2nd inaugural ceremony, an exciting and historic day, saying:
Rihanna simply tweeted, “Mr. Prez”
Khloe Kardashian said, “Been up early watching the Inauguration
Ke$ha tweeted, “Obama became 1st president to address gay rights during an inauguration speech. Proud to have a president who believes We R Who We R”
Did you watch the Inaugural parade, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee
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