Tallahassee Folks Make Inauguration Plans

By: Liza Park Email
By: Liza Park Email

This year's Martin Luther King Day seems to be the perfect prelude to the historic inauguration of Barack Obama.
Although Tuesday is not a holiday, many folks are treating it like one.
Matt Wilson of Tallahassee says, "I'm going to take tomorrow morning off, at least the first part of the morning and try to catch as much as I can on television."
Television ratings could hit an all time high tomorrow as millions, if not billions across the world, are expected to tune into the inauguration of Barack Obama... America's first African American President.
It's an event that many in Tallahassee, like Matt Wilson and his family, say is important to experience.
"It's just a really big thing and a piece of history that I'm not going to miss by working," says Wilson.
Although many still have to go to work, some say their jobs have arranged for them to watch the inauguration at work.
Emily Joyner, an attorney at Parks and Crump Law Firm says the firm is arranging an inauguration watching break for all its employees.
She says, "It kind of brings the office together more like a family, like you're actually watching history while its being made with your family members at work."
Others like Lee Thomas are taking the whole day off to spend with actual family.
"A day like this you know you won't get it but once and so we need to be together and just talk about this and look back over history," says Thomas.
And some have big plans after the inauguration.
"Tomorrow evening we're meeting some friends out at Southwood. They're having a patriotic day asking everyone to wear red, white and blue," says Tabitha Frazier who's also planning to watch the inauguration with her husband and children.
Whether at work, with friends or with family, everyone we spoke with wanted to be sure to watch history in the making.
CBS will begin its coverage of the inauguration at 9:30 Tuesday morning. The swearing in ceremony begins at noon.


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