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Specialist Jacob Owens attended the president's second inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Photo: Fort Drum Public Affairs
Specialist Jacob Owens attended the president's second inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Photo: Fort Drum Public Affairs

Wounded Fort Drum servicemember at inauguration: "Wow"

More than half a million people gathered on the National Mall in front of the US Capitol to be a part of President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Among them were about 10 wounded servicemembers who have been recovering at Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C. Among that group were four Fort Drum soldiers. Specialist Jacob Owens was among them.  Go to full article
The view from the Silver section. photo by Drew Pynchon.
The view from the Silver section. photo by Drew Pynchon.

North Country shares in Obama inauguration

Most eyes and ears were on Pres. Barack Obama's inauguration yesterday. Today, some voices -- of North Country people who were there, and here, as they shared the event. Martha Foley has more. More photos from the Inauguration:  Go to full article
Watching history in Lake Placid (Photo:  Susan Waters)
Watching history in Lake Placid (Photo: Susan Waters)

In Lake Placid, a sense of being there with the nation

About thirty people gathered to watch the inauguration on a giant screen yesterday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Brian Mann was there and sends this story.  Go to full article

An event for the history books

Governor Paterson was in Washington for the Inauguration. He spoke with reporters about the historic nature of yesterday's Inaugural and that of past presidents. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
In the "silver" SRO section.
In the "silver" SRO section.

At the inauguration - SRO

People watching today's inauguration of President Barack Obama from home had some of the best seats in the house. There was shot after shot of the masses of people on the mall, around the capitol, and lining the parade route.
Drew Pynchon was one of those millions... Pynchon is from Canton, now a student in Pennsylvania. At about 7:30 this morning he was jammed in a security line at the time. (see story below)
He did make it into the standing room section of the mall ... when Martha Foley spoke to him at about 2:30 p.m. he was back at his cousin's dorm room at George Washington University. Here's what he had to relate.  Go to full article
A ticket in to the SRO silver section.
A ticket in to the SRO silver section.

To the inauguration: "as close as possible"

It's clear and cold in Washington DC this morning. Crowds are streaming into the city this morning as people head to the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
Downtown Washington D.C. is usually humming on a weekday morning, but not like this. Tens, hundreds of thousands of people have turned the city's orderly grid of streets into a festival as they stream up from subway stations and throng past parked buses, emergency vehicles and street vendors. Security checkpoints have been mobbed. Martha Foley talked with recent Canton High School graduate Drew Pynchon last week about being in Kenya for the fall campaign, and the election night victory of Kenya's favorite son, Barack Obama. He was in Nairobi on a semester study program there. When Pynchon spoke with Martha Foley this morning at 7:30, he was on his way to the National Mall. (update at 9:30 a.m.- he was in the Silver SRO section, about 30 yards from a jumbotron, and could see the podium, far in the distance.)  Go to full article

Ottawa to DC for the historic day

Karen Kelly grew up in Ogdensburg. She's been a freelance journalist in Ottawa for years. Today she's making her way into Washington for the inauguration as well. She told Martha Foley this morning that she flew down from Canada's capital last night. (update at 10 a.m.: she was in a good spot on the Mall, getting there was pretty easy, and security didn't seem very tight...nobody checked their backpacks, so they wished they'd brought thermoses!)  Go to full article
Some of the Lisbon students who traveled to Washington.
Some of the Lisbon students who traveled to Washington.

Lisbon students in DC

Wear warm clothes, comfortable shoes and have patience - that's the advice given to students from Lisbon Central School who are in Washington DC for the inauguration today. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

North Country families go to DC for Obama's big day

Hundreds of people from northern New York and Vermont are headed to Washington DC this weekend. They plan to watch the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. Brian Mann checked in with three families who are making the trip. They all say they want a front-row seat for a big moment in American history.  Go to full article
Drew Pynchon. Tunaweza - in Kenya, it means "we can."
Drew Pynchon. Tunaweza - in Kenya, it means "we can."

To the inauguration - from Kenya to the Capitol

Hundreds of people in the region are doing their best to be at the Obama Inauguration next week.
The trip will close a circle of sorts for Drew Pynchon. Drew is a recent Canton High School graduate, now at Dickinson College in Carlisle Pennsylvania. He's just back from a semester in Kenya, through a study program at St. Lawrence University. He worked for the Obama campaign during the New Hampshire primary, but shared the Kenyan perspective -- from distant Nairobi -- for the presidential race. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

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