The culmination of all the campaigning, hard work and uniting people across nations ends and starts a new beginning today. Millions of people lined the streets of Washington D.C. just to get glimpse of President Barack Obama being sworn in at the historical inauguration ceremony, as Barack Obama is the first Black President of the United States of America. Supported by Vice President Joe Biden and his family, the inauguration was populated with people across the U.S., as Congress only distributed 240,000 tickets across the nation, but countless television viewing parties across the world had eyes glued to the television in awe to watch ” A defining moment for this generation.”
The crowd stretched two miles to Lincoln memorial and withstood the chilling cold weather to witness the President being sworn in, wearing a black suit and red tie he sat proudly next to his family as the opening ceremony began. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” sung by queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Anthony McGill and Gabriela Montere performed “Air and Simple Gifts” and orchestral piece by John Williams and original poetry by Elizabeth Alexander closed the ceremony.
President Obama addressed the people with a speech of recognizing the past, expressed hope for the U.S. and looks towards the future, ” I am humbled by task before us and mindful of sacrifices before us… This is a new era of responsibility, this is the price of citizenship, meaning of liberty. We are ready to lead once more.” Joe Biden was sworn as the Vice President, as Michelle Obama held President Lincoln’s Bible to swear in her husband, President Obama.