By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
Barack Obama will officially begin his second term as President on Sunday morning following a private swearing-in ceremony. The big celebration, however, is on Monday, where millions are expected to pack-in before the steps of the U.S. Capitol as Obama takes the oath of office.
Among the massive crowd expected will be one of Floyd County’s own. Wendy Davis, Vice Chair of the Floyd County Democrats and member of the Democratic National Committee, will watch Obama give his inaugural address in person.
Though many people on both sides of the party-line were soured by the intense campaign run by their leaders, and at-least 47% of the nation was disappointed with the November results, Davis says Monday is about more than just partisanship.
“It’s about---this is going to sound goofy---our peaceful transition of power, even though we’re not changing leaders this time,” she said. “It’s about the celebration of our system of government and the formality of the president swearing to defend and protect the constitution, and America gathered to celebrate that.
The official ceremony will begin at 11:30am with Obama taking the oath of office, his hand atop the bibles used by President Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. His address to the nation and the Inaugural Parade will follow.
Davis will be checking in with Hometown Headlines’ John Druckenmiller with live coverage from the inaugural event at 8:40am Monday morning.