I was starting to get concerned about getting down to the Mall and getting through security in time to see it. I learned later the Mall had been closed. The grounds of the Washington Monument there was no security.
I had a nice talk with a women and her daughter as we walked down 18th Street. We talked about why we'd come. I said I just couldn't stay home on such an important day; I had to be here. She agreed completely. I then added I had to make sure Bush was gone. I needed to see that in person. That brought a general round of laughs from the crowd around us.