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If words can’t describe it, don’t use them… (Obama Inauguration sights and sounds!)

History Column
Photos, videos, audio and words by Nathan Mattise

Barack Obama has been President for 14 days. Wrap your mind around that. It’s hard to believe history is that fresh but simultaneously moving on already (Google “Guantanamo Bay” or “Economic Stimulus” for more details).

Perhaps the Inauguration feels like it was yesterday because I was fortunate enough to attend. With all of the meticulous planning, physical travel and emotional build-up, the event itself was monumental to the point that it consumed the greater part of two weeks in my life. I still have people who want to know every single detail about the experience when I casually mention my trip. Honestly, regardless of what you think of my writing or communication skills, this is one instance where I’m truly at a loss and words can’t accurately describe the scene, the excitement, the sense of something greater, etc. Rather than trying to sum up the once-in-a-lifetime trip, I’m opting to allow the images to speak for themselves.

Starting with the moment everyone was there to see… Continue reading


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