Zenith and Suzette

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President Obama's inauguration meant so many things to so many people. Zenith and Suzette, two women from Chicago, say they are still in awe. "I am just blown away," Zenith says. "Since Election Day I have not been able to find the words to truly express how and what I feel."

Suzette says that while she traveled to D.C. to attend a series of inaugural events with friends, she flew back to watch President Obama be sworn in with the person she wanted to experience it with most. "My grandmother this year will be 90, and I talked to her in a cab ride over from the airport going to her house, completely surprising her," Suzette says. "My grandfather's deceased, and I couldn't have her watch this address alone, so I surprised her. She opened the door in tears."

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