Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice-President Pence

Here is the view from the Capitol balcony this morning as crowds gathered for the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The Washington Monument is shown at the far end of the Mall and the tower of the Trump Hotel (Old Post Office Building) is also shown in the distance on the left side of Pennsylvania Ave. I went down to coffee at 10:00 and watched the formalities with friends but got home in time to see the "swearing in". Jack was here and wondered why he couldn't watch "Big Bird". His highlight was watching the helicopter leave to take the Obama's to Andrews and on to Palm Springs, CA. Melania Trump held the Bible and Chief Justice Roberts administered the Oath of office making Donald John Trump President of the United States. His address was along the lines of his campaign.  "We are transferring power from Washington to the people"; "This movement belongs to you"; "A nation exist to serve its citizens"; and, "We will eradicate Radical Muslim Terrorist".  He concluded like he began 16 months ago by saying, "We will make America Great Again".  He went right to work by signing documents including those of Cabinet appointments. Having seen the Inauguration Parade on three occasions during the time we lived in the Washington, D.C. area, I don't believe I ever spent as much time watching the event as I did today nor have I ever faced a new administration with more apprehension. My prayer is: "May his actions and decisions be pleasing in the sight of God". God Bless America

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