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SFA student says inauguration was a lifetime experience

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Amber Gibson with her inauguration ticket at the capitol Amber Gibson with her inauguration ticket at the capitol
Photo courtesy of Amber Gibson Photo courtesy of Amber Gibson
Photo courtesy of Amber Gibson Photo courtesy of Amber Gibson

Amber Gibson started her quest to her first inauguration at 6 a.m. on Monday. After spending three hours in security lines, she finally waited for one of the most memorable speeches she'll ever hear in person.

"It is definitely mind blowing. The whole day I was just in awe," Amber Gibson said.

The college graduate student feels the president's first term definitely made a mark in history but his second inauguration was just as significant to her.

"I feel like the re-election of President Obama was so monumental for history," Gibson said. "Just to see how not only was he in office once but the American people trusted him to put him back in office again."

Gibson joined hundreds of thousands of people as they gathered around the capitol as the President took his oath of office.

"If you looked at the crowd, it was almost like looking into a crayon box. Everyone was different and it was cool to see because the people standing next to you could be from a completely different race, gender, social class," Gibson said.

Gibson says seeing the diverse group shows a sense of togetherness. She explained how the crowd was so optimistic about the future of America.

"It was from the moment we were in line there was just a sense of one-ness about everything. No one was focused on the differences of what made us different. No one cared about what made us different," Gibson said. "What everyone cared about was what collectively bonded us and that was being American and how we all desire to see our country prosper."

 

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