Archive for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lawrence teen attends presidential inauguration

January 30, 2013


Sixteen-year-old Lawrence resident Rianon Wallace-Demby was at President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 21.

And last week’s was her second Obama inauguration.

“It’s a historical event; it’s the first black president and the first one we elected twice,” Wallace-Demby said. “It’s not going to happen again.”

Wallace-Demby attended the inauguration with her mother and grandmother. She attended the event the first time in 2008 with her father, J.R. Demby.

“She has a strong sense of history in and of herself,” Demby said. “The history of all of this is really important to her.”

She enjoyed the speech Obama gave.

“To be able to have that memory to pass on to future generations, not a lot of people are able to say they were there,” Wallace-Demby said.


Katara 4 years, 11 months ago

How exciting for her to be at a Presidential Inauguration. What a neat memory she'll have!

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