"It’s an honor to be part of this historic event, celebrating democracy and supporting the military in celebrating freedom," Army Maj. Jorge E. Vargas said Wednesday.
An Army major who hails from South Florida says he is looking forward to his rendezvous with history: Monday, he will serve in his military capacity at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
“In my shoes, it’s an honor to be part of this historic event, celebrating democracy and supporting the military in celebrating freedom,” Maj. Jorge E. Vargas said in a phone interview Wednesday.
Vargas, 36, said that even though he has served in the military 17 years, Monday’s inauguration will be the first one he attends.
A married father of two, he is a Colombia native who grew up in Kendall and graduated from Braddock Senior High. He now is stationed in Washington, D.C., where up to an estimated 800,000 will gather on the National Mall and along the inauguration parade route.
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