Take a snapshot of history during Obama inauguration
WASHINGTON – Where were you when Barack Obama made history being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States?
That’s what the Presidential Inaugural Committee wants to know. It is asking people to take a photo of what they are doing at noon on January 20, 2009, when Obama takes the oath of office and becomes the first African American to serve in the nation’s highest office.
“People all across the country will be gathered together to watch history. We want to see how you will be joining in the celebration of change,” the inaugural committee said in an e-mail. “Share your picture of history.”
The committee is asking that the photos be sent to: http://www.pic2009.org/celebrate.
The committee said it will be posting pictures on its website and may even use some in the official Inaugural book.
Obama has successfully used the Internet as a major campaign tool to raise money, reach out to voters and mobilize supporters.
Photo credit: Reuters/Stephen Hird (Visitors to Madame Tussauds pose next to the wax figure of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, in London January 20, 2009)