Local students making historic trip to DC

January 19, 2009 5:08:25 AM PST
A delegation of students and staff from Texas A&M Prairie View will soon be in Washington to attend the presidential inauguration. Forty-five students left Houston for Philadelphia yesterday. They'll visit historical sites in the city until they take a train for Washington D.C to witness tomorrow's historical inauguration. Not all of them have tickets to the event. Those without them say they just want to be part of history.

"Hopefully I will get close enough to see him, but, I hope to gain something out of it," said Prairie View A&M Junior Okoia Uket.

"I just want to be able to tell my kids and my grandkids that I was there for the first black president's inauguration," added graduate student Kenneth Grimes, Jr.

This trip has been in the planning stages for months. They'll return Thursday.

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