Post a patriotic photo from your Patch using the hashtag #PatchInauguration on Instagram.
We're starting something new here at Patch, borrowing an idea from social media networks. We're calling it the Weekend PatchTag Project. It's simple. Using your Instagram account, post a photo of patriotism in your community—you know, getting into the spirit of a presidential inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tag it with #PatchInauguration and it'll appear in our grid of images on every Patch site in Maryland. It's your chance to show off how patriotic your community is to the rest of the state. Now get to it! Oh, and while you're at it, what's your Instagram handle? Post it in a comment below, and let us know what Patch you live in, and we'll follow you!
The White House and State Highway Administration offer tips and information on planning a day at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
President Barack Obama's public inauguration is Monday. Here's information from the White House on how to get tickets, and from the Maryland State Highway Administration on how to navigate the traffic. If you want to watch the event from the National Mall, it is completely open to the public starting at 4th Street NW, according to a news release from the White House. Areas closer to the Capitol are ticketed, it states. To get tickets for Obama's swearing-in or other events, visit the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies information page. Tickets are not needed for the inaugural parade after the swearing-in. But you need them if you want to access the bleachers, the release states. Public access points to the parade are …