Monday: Tulsans headed to inauguration
BY WAYNE GREENE World Senior Writer
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tulsan Michelle Cooper can remember Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration clearly — and emotionally.
“I was just shouting at the TV. I was just exuberant,” she said.
Four year later, Cooper won’t have to experience the moment on a screen. She going to be one of the 500,000 to 800,000 people expected to fill the Washington Mall for the second inauguration of Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
She was one of 57 inaugural spectators who pulled out of Tulsa Friday afternoon on a chartered bus.
Anita Vaughn organized the bus trip as she did in 2009 for the first Obama inauguration.
“We just got an overwhelming response,” Vaughn said.
A month ago the bus was full and she had a waiting list of others wanting to go along.
Read more in Monday's Tulsa World.
Rhea Vaughn, of Tulsa, waves goodbye to family members as she gets on the charter bus for the presidential inauguration, near Fourth Street and Greenwood Avenue, on Friday. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World