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Grand Rapids mom on inauguration: "It was nice to hear the message of peace"

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 17:32:24-05

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — People across the country watched President Joe Biden's Inauguration.

One Grand Rapids mom watched with her daughter.

“I actually said that to my daughter. My husband and I said, look Josie, that’s the first woman vice president, and hopefully…not the last,” Anne Divitto said.

After their lesson on civics, they hit the skating rink at Rosa Parks Circle. 11-year-old Josie Divitto is just learning to skate, but Inauguration Day, her mom says, we all learned an important lesson.

“I’m not really personally into politics as a person, but it was just really encouraging to hear some good coming out of their mouths this morning,” Divitto said.

The musical performances were a highlight for Larry Thomas Dolsey Jr.

“I got a chance to see Jennifer Lopez sing,” Dolsey said.

Dolsey also appreciates, aside from all the abnormalities with the pandemic as well as the outgoing president not attending the ceremony...that tradition was kept.

“Business as usual. It’s the United States of America, the greatest nation on the earth. Does exactly what it’s supposed to do. President assumes office, everything goes as smooth as possible,” Dolsey said.

The Divitto family saying, the messages of faith were encouraging.

"I actually teared up a little bit," Divitto said.

Watch the ceremony in full here.