Its hard to believe that it’s been 4 years since President Obama was first sworn into office. The inauguration today, 2013, took me back to the events 4 years ago in Washington DC when I documented the inauguration. It was a cold, emotional, feet numbing, heart warming day. I remember the bone chilling cold. Seriously, I was not outfitted for such cold, wearing jeans, running shoes, and several layers of sweaters, scarves,and gloves. I remember walking, and walking, and walking, in that bitter cold, being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people. And the people, old, young, were all filled with excitement for what this moment meant in the history of our country. I remember the kindness offered by total strangers, and despite tired and cold masses of people, we all were extending hands to each other. While I know not everyone agrees with the politics of Obama, then or now, I think everyone can agree what it meant to swear in the first person of color as our President. I meant that all people could conceivably dream of holding the highest office. it meant that parents of children from all walks of life could picture their child in places they never dreamed of before.
Watch the slideshow of images that document some of that day.
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