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January 19, 2013

Area students to attend inauguration


She said although the ceremony will be the highlight of the trip, she is looking forward to the dance and visiting the different sites and museums.

Pindar said she decided to take students again because the past trips have been so successful.

“This will probably be one of the biggest historical moments that will happen during these students’ lifetimes,” she said.

According to Pindar, an estimated 500,000 to 800,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.

An estimated 1.8 million people attended the 2009 inauguration for Obama’s first term. That was more than the previous record of 1.6 million who came to see Dwight D. Eisenhower sworn in.

Pindar was not able to purchase tickets to the inauguration ceremony in 2009 because the demand for tickets. Students were able to watch the swearing-in ceremony from a non-ticketed viewing area.

The ceremony, which includes the swearing-in of the president and vice president as well as the Presidential Inaugural Address, will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday. 

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