Local Couple Describes Their Experience At Trump's Inauguration
Published: January 24th, 2017
By: Grady Thompson

Local couple describes their experience at Trump's inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mt. Upton residents Gilda and Matthew Ward were among the thousands of attendees at the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence last Friday, January 20 in Washington, D.C., and the couple has described their experience as “amazing.”

“It was amazing to be able to witness history in the making as we saw the peaceful transfer of power from President Obama to now-President Trump,” said the Wards. “Trump's inaugural address was inspiring, as were the prayers, presentations, and the music of the participants. Only a spit of rain started as Trump began his speech, and he asserted that rain showers are analogous to blessings and he saw that moment as a blessing for our nation.”

The couple described the security at the swearing-in to be very tight, requiring them to walk through “maze-like barricades” and go through a series of security checkpoints before finally being seated in their section in front of the Capitol Building. Nevertheless, the Wards say that they were able to sit in a good location with complete view of the day's festivities.


The Evening Sun

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