Local groups react to 57th inauguration

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Local groups watched and some traveled to Washington to share in President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

President Obama spoke of many things in his speech that resonated with western New Yorkers, from gay marriage to equal and fair pay for men and women. County Executive Mark Poloncarz was in Washington and sent a message on Twitter calling the President's address "wonderful."

And Muhammed Sumbundu traveled with a group from Buffalo State College to witness the 57th inauguration.

Sumbundu said, "Oh Ed, it's such a wonderful feeling right now. I mean, even though we are sardines in a can, everyone is excited. The energy is great. We are moving right along and there is so much excitement in the crowd right now."

In Buffalo, dozens gathered at St. Philip's Episcopal Church to watch the inauguration. Eleven-year-old Zoey Crapse was amongst the group.

She said,"When he said everything, he sounded so sure this country would have a better future and I really believed him."

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