Monday, January 19, 2009

The Celebration on the Mall

































The "We Are One" celebration concert was held yesterday and was a great success. As thousands of men, women, and children gathered in between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument; the mood was upbeat and cheerful. The space by the reflecting pool began to fill first with people arriving as early as 8:30 for the concert that was scheduled to start at 2:30.Soon, the entire space between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial was filled with people waiting in the cold for a glimpse of their favorite stars and, of course, President Elect Obama.

If this is what Sunday is like, we are all wondering what it will look like on Inauguration Day!

13 comments:

  1. Can you compare what you are experiencing with any other event in your life?

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  2. Looks very exciting to be there... Do well kids!!!!

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  3. CNN couldn't show the concert due to HBO restrictions. Who were the best acts? Were they political in nature, or just purely entertainment?

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  4. CNN didn't show much, to to HBO having the rites. Who was the best act? Were they political in nature? What does it say about this new president that so many in entertainment wanted to be there?

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  5. If I use this in class tomorrow., will we be able to see the comments more quickly than now? If not, we'll miss out on the interaction that makes blogs excellent teaching tools!!!!

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  6. PDE is monitoring the blog. We are hoping that comments will be posted much more quickly then they have been over this holiday weekend.

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  7. What was the reaction of the crowd to Bono's political statement during his performance?

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  8. Mr. Michael BrophyJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Congratulations SHS students. Do well and enjoy this momentous occasion. We'll be watching back here in our classrooms.

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  9. Wow I can't even imagine how many people are there! Thanks SHS students for taping it for us to watch.

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  10. Who all was at the concert?

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  11. was the concert just a way for Obama to reach those who may not like him?

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  12. I wish I could've been at the concert!

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  13. Michael Peermam scott county high schoolJanuary 20, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    i think its wrong HBO had exclusive rights to the concert this is a momentus event and everyone should of been able to see it

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