by Scout Van Cise, opinion editor
Jan. 20, 2016 will forever be known as the day Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States, and sisters Anna and Sarah Swartout experienced it firsthand.
The Swartout family traveled to Washington D.C. two days before the ceremony to attend President Trump’s inauguration, which senior Anna described as powerful. .
“I felt there was a lot of energy in the crowd and a lot of hope for our country. I found it very moving,” said Anna.
Sophomore Sarah enjoyed the ceremony but expressed her discomfort towards the protests taking place in Washington D.C. at the time. “We were there during the inauguration watching him get sworn in which was really exciting, but after the inauguration seeing what protesters were doing was scary,” said Sarah.
Despite the protests, the Swartout sisters still appreciated their stay in the nation’s capital and the inauguration experience. Anna said, “It was really neat seeing all of the senators and governors there, but once they started swearing in Trump and Pence, it was really cool. It was a historical moment that I got to experience, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget that.”