Today both Governor Deval Patrick and Senator Elizabeth Warren attended the Presidents second Inauguration. Patrick and Obama shared Chicago roots and a Harvard Law School pedigree. The governor also was a surrogate campaigner as the president sought reelection last fall against Republican Mitt Romney, Patrick’s predecessor in the State House.
Along with the president and vice president's swearing-in ceremonies and Obama's inaugural address, the celebration also includes a parade and performances from artists like Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson.
President Obama's inaugural speech highlighted the issues of immigration, the deficit, and social programs. "We are made for this moment, and we will seize it -- so long as we seize it together," Obama said at the U.S. Capitol as flag-waving celebrants thronged the National Mall for the 57th presidential inauguration.
Patrick and Warren are to return to Boston on Tuesday.