by Lauren Ehrler
5:30 a.m. — Drake students depart from The Washington Center
6:15 a.m. — “Green” ticket holders arrive at their entry gate
7:15 a.m. — Students make it through security checkpoint
7:30 a.m. — Standing room spots secured in front of the Capitol
…the waiting begins…
10:00 a.m. — Musical interlude begins
11:25 a.m. — President Barack Obama enters the inaugural stage
11:30 a.m. — Inauguration officially begins
12:30 a.m. — Inauguration ends
Yes, you read that correctly — we spent six hours on our feet for a ceremony lasting only 60 minutes. Was it worth it? Without question.
We witnessed history. We were in good company. And hey, Beyonce sang the national anthem. I’d call it a day well spent and a momentous end to an enlightening trip.