Glenna's Inauguration blog

Local 10's Glenna Milberg travels to Washington DC for the Inauguration

By Glenna Milberg - Reporter
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1:33 p.m. Besides the little American flags, these get my vote for best accessory of #Inaug2013

WASHINGTON - Monday Jan. 21, 2012

1:33 p.m.

(Pictured above) Besides the little American flags, these get my vote for best accessory of #Inaug2013

12:05 p.m.

A crowd of "We the People."

READ: President Barack Obama's Inaugural address

11:12 a.m.

We just found all the South Florida police officers working the inaugural beat. City of Miami, Miami-Dade, and Miami Beach Police Departments all have 40 officers up here in D.C. They are all assigned to crowd control on the parade route and they're all stationed next to one another. And I think they appeared actually happy to see us.

Pictured above: Glenna Milberg with Miami Beach Police Deputy Chief Mark Overton

9:58 a.m.

Someone call the Guinness people. I've never seen so many Porto-Potties in one city.  

Had they wanted to be very patriotic, they could have mixed in some red and white ones.

9:42 a.m.

Tens of thousands of people are pouring onto the National Mall.

A big corps of volunteer "greeters" are saying "Good morning" and high fiving almost every one of them.

I've already had a woman from Tennessee spontaneously hug me, for no other reason than she was just thrilled to be here and I happened to be the closest person to tell.

I think this is the happiest place on earth right now.

6:31 a.m.

You would think with this pile of credentials, we could walk right up to the President and stand next to him while he takes the oath. 

Tell that to the security guard standing next to the press riser where we were scheduled for the first live shot of the day today -- the one we walked 1/2 mile in the middle of the night to make. 

Somehow, some little word was missing from one of the creds, and although the look on my face said "We're about to miss deadline," he wasn't budging. 

I'm not at liberty to divulge in detail what happened next, though I will promise it was completely legal. 

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