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State Dems Hosting Inauguration Watch Party

Monday's live viewing of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama will take place at the Democratic Party of Georgia's westside headquarters.

The Democratic Party of Georgia cordially invites all to view the live televised second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday, Jan. 21 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at its westside headquarters located at 763 Trabert Avenue.

State Dems intend to “celebrate our future as we honor our past,” at the all ages event where food and drinks will be provided. Tickets are $20 online, $25 and can be purchased here.

Afterwards, many will also attend the MLK Day March & Rally on Auburn Ave. between Peachtree and Jackson streets in Atlanta. The march will start at 2 p.m.

The Inauguration Watch Party requires a ticket or payment at the door; the Martin Luther King Jr. Day March & Rally is a free event.

Millions of people will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. this weekend to witness Obama take the oath of office for his second term.

On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863.

This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two bibles—one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one owned by Abraham Lincoln.

For more information about going to the inauguration, such as where to stay and what to bring, click here.

The ceremony is followed by the inaugural parade and then the inaugural ball. 

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