People also cheered Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as her limo went by a few cars after the President. 

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Monday 11:40 a.m.
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We found them!!!

The Cass Tech Band has gathered at the National Museum of National History to stay warm before they head to the National Mall.

The kids are very happy to be here and were also excited to be recognized on the streets of DC.

I guess the Cass Tech legend has reached Washington DC. 

We are headed to the National Mall. The festivities have already started and we can hear them echoing through the skies.

Monday - 12:37 a.m.

We have made it to the National Mall and are surrounded by at least a million people listening to the speeches and waving American flags!   When President Obama finished his speech a huge roar could be heard from this crowd.  We are surrounded by people from all over Metro Detroit.  We have interviewed kids from Garden City middle school, retired DPS teachers and a family with 3 generations here together to watch the inauguration.

This picture is of a Dad from Detroit and his 2 kids who are having a blast even though they have lost their Mom!

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Kelly Clarkson sounded amazing singing America the Beautiful and now Beyoncé is wowing the crowd with the national anthem.

Be sure to watch my live reports on Local 4 News at 4,5,6 and 11!

Monday - 3 p.m.

We have finally made it back to the NBC bureau. Because of all the street closures and the parade -- we had to literally walk all the way around the Capitol.

It took us almost 2 hours to get from the National Mall back to the NBC bureau across from the Capitol.

We met a young reporter from Time magazine along the way. Alex Rogers even offered to help carry some of our equipment.

I'm putting together some great stories for the newscasts.

Make sure you start watching my live reports starting at 4 p.m.

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Monday -7 p.m.
The parade is over and now it's on to the parties!!!

We are hoping to catch up with Jocelyn Benson the President of the Military Spouses of Michigan. She and several other spouses got to march in the inaugural parade today.

They are stopping to talk with us on their way to the Michigan Ball.

We are going to find out just what it was like to march in that very long parade.