Inauguration Day: Finding Tickets
As a resident of Washington D.C. for the last twenty seven years, I have been blessed to have been immersed in the culture and history of our great nation. Sure the traffic and the high cost of living are major issues here, but, in my opinion, there is no better city in the United States to witness history being made every day. Having lived through the terms of eight U.S. presidents, I have also been fortunate enough to have been present in this city during the historic events surrounding several presidential inaugurations. Trust me when I tell you that there is no moment, other than perhaps the moon landing, when you will be prouder to be an American than when you see the newly elected president being sworn in to office. To see the outpouring of support for our next Commander-in-Chief on what is typically a cold, wintery, morning in the city is nothing short of incredible.
Every time I watch the swearing in ceremony for the new president I feel chills crawl up my spine. The grandeur of the event is amplified when you realize that, in additional to the newly elected president and his family, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and even former presidents are also in attendance with the general public. Finding swearing in ceremony tickets, or even inaugural parade tickets is no easy task though, as they are snatched up very quickly by an eager public who also wants to bear witness to these historic occasions. With modern technology, these tickets are available online on a first-come first-served basis. If you truly want to witness this piece of history for yourself, you should investigate when the tickets will be released online and then make every effort to get them. Seeing this event in person is something you will never forget.