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Attend a Presidential Inauguration
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Why were you inspired to do this?

I was incredibly inspired not only by Barack Obama, but by the historical event of our country electing an African American person to office.

What were 3 things you did to make this happen?

Money. Although I bought my ticket to DC long before Obama won because I knew prices would skyrocket when he did! And I figured if McCain won, I'd still go to DC, but I'd just hang out in a local bar and get very drunk.

A friend in DC to stay with. Hotels were filled to capacity and then some. I'm very lucky that my best friend lives in DC!

Fortitude. My GOD it was cold that day. And there was a lot of standing around going on. And a lot of people to be trampled by if things had gotten ugly.

How did you feel once you had accomplished this?

It was really wonderful to be part of something so important. I stood in a group of strangers, everyone crying, the minute he took the oath of office. It was a great experience I will remember forever. I blogged about my experience here: http://longstorylonger.blogspot.com/2009/01/once-in-lifetime.html



1/9/2011 8:49:52 AM

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