David Richardson, 45, of Atlanta and his children, Camille, 5, and Miles, 8, were among early morning Metro riders traveling to the national mall on Monday. Their father says he wanted his children to ‘‘see history’’ first-hand and ‘‘witness that anything is possible through hard work.’’
With temperatures around freezing at 7 a.m., the family was bundled up with hats, scarves and warm coats for what’s likely to be a long wait to get into the area where the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama will take place around noon.
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