UCA students take part in Inauguration Day

© Courtney Spradlin, Log Cabin Democrat

WASHINGTON (Log Cabin Democrat) - Forty-fourth President Barack Obama was ceremoniously sworn in for a second term Monday before an estimated 800,000 gathered in the heart of Washington D.C.

Attending the 57th ceremony, which fell on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, was a group of about 300 Arkansans, 15 of whom were University of Central Arkansas students whose passions or credentials set them apart from other applicants who petitioned to represent the school on a Capitol trip with the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.

UCA student Jared Lareau said as he walked to the National Mall Monday he was especially thankful for the opportunity to see this inauguration ceremony because he campaigned for the president.

"Seeing this really is the greatest thing for me," he said.

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President Obama sworn in for second term
President Obama's Inaugural Address (full transcript)