Synopsis of the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Inauguration:
Here is a brief summary of the 2021 Biden and Harris inauguration. These moments stood out from the day. Tell us in the comments below how you felt watching it and what stood out to you.
1. Joe Biden is now the 46th president of the United States and brings it in with a unifying hopeful speech.
2. Kamala Harris is now Madam Vice President and makes history as the first black and female VP.
3. Poem by Amanda Gorman who made history as youngest poet in recent history to read at a presidential inauguration: “We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one…There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it—if only we’re brave enough to be it.”
4. Bernie’s Mittens, they are handmade by Jen Ellis, a teacher from Essex Junction, Vt. She gave them to him 2+ years ago and was surprised when he began wearing them on the campaign trail. They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles.
5. Watching the past presidents walking down the stairs to attend this inauguration, OMG what can we say other than, “tears.” Watching the Obamas, Clintons, Bush’s and even the Pences was emotional for many of us.
6. Lada Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks can all sing, and move us to tears with their voice.