They frantically waived tiny American flags high above their heads, and they chanted along as singer-songwriter James Taylor, a five-time Grammy Award winner, sung a melodious version of "America the Beautiful."
They also shrieked with delight as President Barack Obama officially accepted a second term in office.
"This is my first inauguration and I'm excited," said Givins, sandwiched between supporters at The National Mall, the open-park viewing area stretching a mile from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime historic event that I needed to be here for."
For more local coverage of Monday's inauguration festivities, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.
Read the up-to-the-minutes blog from Register reporter Andy Ouriel and photographer Jason Werling HERE.