Ceremony can unite country

The big event is rapidly approaching and people of various nationalities will be in attendance. Every person with the means of traveling to the nation’s capital is definitely taking advantage of this historic day.

This is really happening and no one wants to miss the first ever inauguration of an African-American president on Jan. 20. This is a once in a lifetime experience, but do people really know what they have ahead of them?

According to an article in the Tallahassee Democrat, many who will be there on the big day have been preparing for a while.

Anita Davis has been planning her trip to the ceremony for months, and has recently received a call letting her know her inauguration tickets were available.

The only problem is that in order to get those tickets she has to pick them up from the Congressional offices in Washington, D.C. Anita has no one in Washington to pick up the tickets, and she cannot make it herself. Also, every congressional office will be closed the day of inauguration.

This will be a remarkable, monumental event, but the conditions of the day are far from convenient. There will be more than 200,000 people in the restricted area alone. Imagine where everyone else will go. Naturally, security will be extremely tight, and there are several things that are prohibited within ticketed areas.

Despite the circumstances and inevitable headaches, millions of people will be there, people who are extremely proud and anxious to see Barack Obama officially become commander-in-chief.

All confusion will fade once Obama takes center stage. People will join on one accord. These individuals will move together for the change America voted for. And isn’t that what it’s all about anyway?

Skyy Sandifer for the Editorial Board.