Shivering cold my classmates and I woke up before the crack of dawn and trekked our way down to Pennsylvania avenue. There we stood in line waiting for over an hour to find a place to hunker down and listen to the Inaugural ceremony and see the parade. I have to say adventures like these bring people together. No matter how confusing, stressful or miserable a situation may be, lasting memories are always being made.
The city looked as though the end of the world was near with all of the police and army forces blocking roads and directing people where to travel. Herds of people gathered in lines as if waiting to receive their food rations. After we made past the gates we headed down the street to find our post. Across from the Canadian Embassy we waited in anticipation for the event to start. As we waited we saw the Presidents car drive by and were able to see his face through the car window.
After the inauguration we waited to see the parade and ended up singing songs to pass the time. I am not sure how many people we annoyed or how many people we entertained all I know is that this was a day of history that I will forever remember. For me the whole day was about experiencing history first hand and I am proud to say I was able to see the Barack Obama our 44th President be inaugurated for the second time.