Brettler — 1/18/09
may be freezing, but the Obama and Biden families have been keeping
warm with a flurry of pre-Inauguration activities.
the morning going to church and then laying a wreath at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington,
One” concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Ten-year old Malia Obama had her
camera and was taking pictures of her parents and the performers. The
concert included many famous artists such as James Taylor, Bruce
Springsteen, and Stevie Wonder.
evening the Obamas went
out on the town. At the same time at least three balls were held
including the African-American Church Inaugural ball at the Grand Hyatt
Washington Hotel, the Latino Inaugural Gala at Union Station, and the
Aloha Inaugural Ball at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel. It is still
unknown what time the Obamas arrived home.
Obamas are staying at
Blair House where the Secret Service has been guarding the door.
Tonight there were no crowds around the building but only a small group
of middle school students on a tour stopped by. Tuesday the Obamas and
their children will officially move into the White House.