Chicago group happy to be headed to Obama inauguration
By MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA Staff Reporter January 19, 2013 7:42PM
Updated: February 21, 2013 6:59AM
The grandkids were sleepy as the Frazier family arrived early Saturday at Christ Universal Temple at 119th Street and Loomis.
Two buses, and vendors hawking $5 commemorative T-shirts from the trunk of a car, awaited the Fraziers and others in the group headed for Washington for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
They numbered nearly 100 in all after a stop in Merrillville, Ind. Claudia Bolton, 54, of Washington Heights, asked her fellow passengers to join in a prayer, asking blessings for the travelers, their journey and the president.
McKinley Wright, 14, was excited. “I’m looking forward to getting to see the president and his wife,” he said. “They’re making history. I’m making it, too, ’cause I’m going. I can’t wait to tell all my friends back home about it.” This will be McKinley’s first presidential inauguration. His cousins, also part of the group, were there for the first one, too. And what did they remember most?
This will be McKinley’s first presidential inauguration. His cousins, also part of the group, were there for the first one, too. And what did they remember most?