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Brooklyn Eagle's legal correspondent enjoys historic inauguration day in Washington

The Brooklyn Eagle's Charisma Miller on the scene in Washington on Monday.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It was chilly and crowded but, the sun was out, and the attending public was in Inauguration fervor. I had an official ticket (standing) and headed to the appropriate section around 8 a.m., three-and-a-half hours before the ceremonies began. I was turned away to an overflow section; apparently the officials let the wrong ticket holders into my designated area and it filled up very quickly. I did not let that deter me from seeing what I came there for.

I hopped two tall fences, skirted past cops and ended up as close as possible without a seated ticket. Sen. Chuck Schumer was the Master of Ceremonies (thank you, Sen. Schumer, for my ticket). It was a treat to hear Merle Evers. Her husband Medgar Evers was a pioneering civil rights leader and she continued his work after his assassination.

Watching President Obama take the oath of office for the final time brought a tear to almost everyone's eyes.

"OBAMA!" OBAMA!" OBAMA!" was the chant echoing all throughout.
January 21, 2013 - 2:18pm


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