Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 5:59 pm
Follow The Hatchet as we live blog the day’s events, with reporters scattered throughout downtown D.C.
Millions flocked to the National Mall to witness the inauguration. Nick Gingold/senior staff photographer
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 2:19 pm
On the morning of the inauguration, GW students flocked to the National Mall before dawn to be among the first to take their place to witness history.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 12:21 pm
From the Presidential Inaugural Committee:
My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.