In D.C., service is order of day

People pour into city to attend Obama’s 2nd-inaugural events

Posted: January 20, 2013 at 3:53 a.m.

First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama join City Year workers Saturday in staining a bookcase at Burrville Elementary School in Washington for the National Day of Service.

On the brink of a second term, President Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to service Saturday as inaugurationgoers flocked to the capital city for a distinctly American celebration to include an oath-taking as old as the republic, a splashy parade and partying enough to last four years.

Obama participates in National Day of Service

Promoting community service, President Barack Obama helped spruce up a local elementary school Saturday by picking up a paint brush and helping stain a bookshelf as three days of inaugural celebrations kicked off in Washington. (By The Associated Press)
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