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Sources: Organizers Considering 'Day of Service'

Amid the talk of superstars and throngs of visitors and hotel rooms costing zillions for the Barack Obama inauguration, there is also thought among organizers of having some kind of "day of service" on January 19th, which is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the day before President-elect Obama is sworn in.

Nothing has been decided yet, according to sources familiar with the discussions, but the idea would be to set a more serious tone of giving back to the country in the midst of the dire economic times. We're told that could be something that people could participate in from coast to coast--not just those present for the swearing-in ceremonies in Washington.

Stay tuned to Inauguration Watch for more details.

By Michael E. Ruane

By David A Nakamura  |  November 26, 2008; 1:28 PM ET  | Category:  Presidential Inaugural Committee , Swearing-in Ceremony
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Bush showed us his.
Chaney showed us his.
McCain showed us his.
Palin does not have one.
Even Biden showed us his.
But Obama refuses to show us his.
So what are we talking about?
No not that! We are talking about
Selective Service files!
Now the election is over, why is Obama STILL refusing to show us his Selective Service file?

Posted by: stephencoffman | November 27, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

This is a great move! It allows people to get engaged at a grassroots level adn make a difference in their own communities.

P. S. Stephencoffman, give it a rest. Will a review of his record change the fact that Obama IS President-Elect and incoming Commander-in-Chief? No, so give the new President the honor he deserves and use your energy to move our country forward.

Posted by: shalican | December 1, 2008 2:08 AM | Report abuse

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