Huntsville Man Among Many Tennessee Valley Residents Attending Inauguration

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Thousands of people from the Tennessee Valley watched President Barack Obama take his ceremonial oath of office in Washington. Hundreds were from right here in Huntsville. WHNT NEWS 19 talked with one of them about their experience.

Anthony Daniels lives and works in Huntsville. He and his girlfriend visited the Nation's Capital to witness the president take his second oath of office.

"Despite getting up at 5:00 am and leaving from my hotel to get in the long lines in the cold, it was a great experience," said Daniels.

Daniels might have been cold and tired, but would not trade the opportunity for anything. The couple felt the energy.

"'The cheers, excitement and the peers. It was a very unique experience," added Daniels.

President Obama's second inauguration was Daniels' first.

The songs, speeches and conversations with others intrigued Daniels. He especially appreciated what he learned talking to people he didn't even know.

"There were a few people close to me at the event who were republicans and didn`t support the president, but felt the need to show their support post-election," added Daniels.