Hudson Valley Teen to Attend Her Second Inauguration
14 Year Old Says Congressman Surprised Her With Tickets
Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 04:38 PM
Some New Yorkers are braving the cold and crowds in Washington, D.C. to experience President Barack Obama's second Inauguration on Capitol Hill Monday.
Sorvina Carr of Bedford Hills is among them and it's not even her first Inauguration. In 2008, she was 10 when she was witnessed history as President Barack Obama first took the oath of office.
"Obviously there's a huge difference between a 10 and a 14 year old," Sorvina says. "I've matured a lot since then, so now I'm looking forward to taking more from this experience."
"Four years ago it was just really cool looking at the sites and looking at all the people so maybe this time I'll be able to actually listen and understand what the President is saying," Sorvina said.
Sorvina and her mother were surprised to get a pair of tickets when they met their new Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney at their church recently.
Like all Congressional offices, Rep. Maloney's office got 198 tickets to distribute to constituents.
"I'm excited that our office can help folks from across the Hudson Valley be a part of a historic 57th Presidential Inauguration,” said Congressman Maloney in a statement.
The Inaugural Ceremony begins at 11:30 Monday and can be heard on WNYC.