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North Carolina paralegal Elizabeth “Liz” Linzan attended the inauguration with college friends. Although she did not have tickets to any official activities, she wanted to be physically present to see President Obama sworn in. She was awed by the diversity of the audience and says,
“I watched right next to the Washington Monument, which was wonderful in itself. To be there, in the moment, with millions of people all on the same page, with the same emotions and feelings, was amazing.”
This was Ms. Linzan’s first trip to Washington, D.C. In addition to attending the inauguration ceremony, she also did some sightseeing and attended the HBO Lincoln Memorial Concert.
Ms. Linzan is employed by workers’ compensation attorney Annemarie Pantazis in Charlotte, who was happy to give her both Tuesday and Wednesday off to attend (and recover from) the inauguration.
In May 2008, Ms. Linzan graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. While she was a student, she served terms as the President and Community Service Organizer of the Carolina Hispanic Association (CHispA).