So. Fla. locals witness history at inauguration
MIAMI (WSVN) -- People from South Florida were on hand to witness history.
As President Barack Obama took the oath of office to begin his second term as President of the United States of America, some South Floridians had a front row seat for history.
A group of Miami Beach police were in Washington DC helping with security. "This is very, very organized," said a Miami Beach official. "The crowd that comes through is very carefully screened. We're just here to make sure that everything goes according to plan."
Also among the hundreds of thousands in our nations capital for the inauguration, a South Florida church group, 35 kids and a handful of chaperones. Most of them visited Washington for the very first time. "There were tears of excitement and enthusiasm," said one of the church members. "It was I think all of the emotions that they were experiencing."
One young lady got the chance to see her idol in person. "When Michelle Obama walked out," said a church member, "She's my inspiration so I definitely felt blessed and granted because I got to meet her."
A long day for the Miami Beach police officers who began their security detail at 3 a.m. and won't clear until well after dark.
There was lots of traveling and crowds for a group of South Florida teenagers. But seeing a president sworn in was a moment none of them will forget.
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