I was fortunate enough to be one of the millions who witnessed the Inauguration first hand in Washington D.C, and my Loyola pride could not be any higher. President Obama made history and I felt honored that I was a part of it. Also, I was contacted by the Office of Co-Curricular and notified I was selected to be in the Culture room’s display on Obama. I not only made history in D.C., but also at Loyola.
It was a crazy week with the Inauguration on everyone’s mind. I felt at home with the crowd. It was like Bourbon St. during Mardi Gras times 50. It was crazy. I watched the pre-show on the jumbo screens outside, but went to Congress Hall and watched the formal ceremony inside on the jumbo screens.
It was amazing to see the patriotism in D.C. during the Inauguration. I was pleased to see that even after all the controversy people were still united on this day of history. The flags were high and the spirit was right along with it.
It was great to hear all the festivities that were going on at Loyola while I was gone. There was a ball in the St. Charles room; there was a viewing party and other patriotic events that continued through out the day. Loyola truly made history in its own way during a historical day.