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Inauguration attendees return to Nashville still jubilant

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

As the president begins his second term, many in Middle Tennessee continue to celebrate his inauguration.

Several buses arrived back in Nashville early Tuesday from Washington, where the group of 200 people watched history.

"It was just so wonderful. You saw so many people, and it didn't matter who you were, what you wore - we were all equal," said Lajohnda Sparkman, who brought along her son and niece to view the inauguration.

Delphene Price and Gwendolyn Dunn were also part of the sea of people that filled the National Mall for the festivities Monday, but unlike others, the women landed a special ticket into the inauguration area to watch the first African-American president become the first second-term African-American president.

"This is gold," Price said. "I will keep it forever for my grandkids and their grandkids to know that their grandmother and their mother was a part of history."

For attendee Carol Conley, the day brought even more meaning as the country also celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

"Just proud that we've progressed that far. If we could get our parties to come together like we could get our colors to come together as people, as one, we'll be doing good," Conley said.

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