Celebrating the Inauguration


President Barack Obama's inauguration is being celebrated and watched not just around the U.S., but all around the world. Each group is celebrating in their own way. Here at my school, Chestnut Hill College, we incorporated President Obama's call to service with our Catholic, service-oriented mission by having students, faculty, and staff pledge commitments of service to specific organizations as well as to more general themes, such as fighting for tolerance. Our theme was "Be the change we can believe in."

And for all you inauguration junkies and presidential buffs, we've prepared a collection of inauguration and presidential links for your enjoyment...

Up-to-the-Minute News from CNN:

Your View of History
Tour Washington, D.C.
44th President Inauguration Special Report
CNN's Live Player

Official Sites:

Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009
District of Columbia's 2009 Presidential Inauguration

Photo & Video Collections:

2009 Inauguration Photos on flickr
Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009 on YouTube

From the mental_floss Vault:

Inauguration Kitsch for Sale
Past Inauguration Guests
10 First Ladies Who Never Wanted the Title
Facts About 10 Presidential Inaugurations
8 Parade Entries to Watch For
How Ex-Vice Presidents Made Ends Meet
4 Presidential In-Laws Who Made the Move to Washington
Secrets of Past Elections Revealed: 2000, 2004


Name All the Presidents in 8 Minutes
Famous Last Words: A Farewell Address Quiz
The Presidential Portraits Quiz
Presidential Quiz Leftovers: 6 Presidential Quizzes

Just for Fun:

Inauguration Q&A for Trivia Buffs
President Barack Obama in World of Warcraft

Did any of you make it to Washington, D.C.? Or attend your own unique celebration? Let us know!