When President Barack Obama makes his inaugural address on Monday, there will be at least two members of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights community in attendance.
High school teacher Sean Brennan and middle school teacher Mike McNamara left for Washington D.C. on Saturday with Brennan’s brother-in-law. Both teachers have attended Presidential Inaugurations before—McNamara in 2009 and Brennan in 2009, 2005 and 2001—but they’re still excited.
Both teachers enjoy using experiences like this in their lessons. McNamara is even live-Tweeting his trip so students can follow along.
Patch has pulled all of McNamara's live tweets in this story for your convenience: Tweeting at the Inauguration: Teacher's Tweets
Brennan said Rep. Dave Joyce helped the two get their tickets this year, after Joyce visited Brennan’s class in December.
Brennan, who calls himself a “history/political junkie,” said he likes to see the U.S. political system in action. Rather than actually fighting over the top spot in power, the United States leaves it up to the voters.
“It’s just something we can’t take for granted,” he said. Brennan, a Democrat, is also involved in politics himself, as the president of Parma’s City Council.
Check back after the Inauguration to hear more about Brennan and McNamara’s trip.