Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term as president on Monday, which was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
After a private swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 20, as required by law, Barack Obama was publicly sworn in Monday for his second term as President of the United States. Did you attend the ceremony and parade? Share your pictures with Patch readers by clicking on the "upload photos and videos" button below.
AAA Mid-Atlantic warns travelers to expect huge crowds, congestion and strict security measures.
If you're planning to attend the 57th Presidential Inauguration, AAA Mid-Atlantic officials urge you to plan ahead and be prepared for large crowds, traffic congestion and intense security measures. While the second swearing-in ceremony for Barack Obama isn't expect to be anywhere near the record crowd of 2009, when an estimated 1.8 million people attended the event, the expected crowd of 800,000 to 1 million will nonetheless clog the tiny city and test patience, according to AAA officials. "Because Inauguration Day falls on a legal public holiday—the (observed) birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.—this year, tens of thousands of local residents from the District, Virginia and Maryland will also be in attendance," Ragina C. Averella, AAA Mid…