The weather forecast was dreary and down, but spirits were buoyed and lifted early on January 20. Hundreds of thousands rushed to the safest place on Earth-Capitol Hill.
The dome was dressed for the occasion, draped in flags.
At 11:30 am, the bipartisan program began. History was made, many times over.
Vice-President Mike Pence was sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas, the first African-American justice to ever swear in a President or Vice-President.
At precisely 12 noon, President Donald Trump was sworn in by Justice John Roberts and the 21-gun salute startled everyone with its thundering booms.
A peaceful transition for America.