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January 20, 2001 - Thousands of people crowd into the National Mall to be witness to the inauguration of our 43rd President, George W. Bush.  President Bush is being sworn-in after possibly the most controversial presidential election in history.  Thousands of protestors have come to Washington, D.C. to voice their opposition to this inauguration feeling that former Vice President Al Gore deserves the victory after winning the popular vote.   Mike Lynaugh January 20, 2001 - Anti-Bush protestors gathering near Pennsylvania in preparation for the start of the Inaugural Parade for the newly sworn in President of the United States, George W. Bush. January 20, 2001 - The United States Air Force honor guard march in formation down Pennsylvania Avenue during the inaugural parade for our newly sworn-in president, George W. Bush.   Mike Lynaugh April 2, 2001 - Senator John McCain (R-AZ) addresses the rush of media after completion of his press conference on the Senate's passage of the McCain-Feingold-Cochran campaign finance reform bill passed in the Senate 59-41.   Mike Lynaugh
May 28, 2001 - President George W. Bush lays a wreath at the foot of the ''Tomb of the Unknowns'' at Arlington National Cemetery during Memorial Day ceremonies.   Mike Lynaugh July 18, 2001 - President George W. Bush departs the White House aboard his helicopter, Marine One, on his way to Andrews Air Force Base where he will board Air Force One and depart for his first trip as President of the United States to Europe.  While in Europe, President Bush will take part in the G8 summit in Genoa, Switzerland, where he said his message will be: "lower taxes, less regulation, and free trade." September 9, 2001 - Kevin Waller and Randee Gueye dance to traditional African music during the ''Black Family Reunion'' at the grounds of the Washington Monument.  Every year families come to Washington, D.C. from around the country to celebrate their heritage and enjoy a weekend of fun, music, and food.   Mike Lynaugh September 11, 2001 - Smoke billows from the Pentagon and fills the Washington, D.C. skyline.  Moments ago a hijacked jetliner was crashed into the Pentagon killing unknown thousands.  This attack appears to be part of a coordinated attack on the United States.  Both towers of the World Trade Center in New York City have been hit by hijacked airliners as well.
September 12, 2001 - Firefighters and investigators inspect the crash site at the Pentagon.  Yesterday terrorists attacked both the Pentagon and World Trade Center killing untold thousands of innocent Americans in the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor.   Mike Lynaugh September 12, 2001 - Firefighters and rescue workers lower a giant flag over the side of the Pentagon in defiance of the terrorists that attacked the Pentagon and World Trade Center yesterday, killing thousands of innocent people.   Mike Lynaugh September 28, 2001 - A Capitol Police officer in full riot gear watches anti-war protestors that have gathered on the north lawn of the United States Capitol grounds.  Over 20,000 protestors marched from the White House to the Capitol in protest of the upcoming military action in Afghanistan.   Mike Lynaugh September 20, 2001 - President George W. Bush speeds by in his limousine on route to the United States Capitol Building to address a Joint Session of Congress, to inform the American people on how we are progressing on finding the terrorists behind the tragedy of September 11th.
September 28, 2001 - An anti-war protestor, that did not wish to be identified, flashes a peace symbol as he marches with other anti-war protestors down Pennsylvania Avenue.  Tens of thousands arrived in Washington, D.C. to protest any future action that the United States may take in retaliation for the attacks of September 11th. October 20, 2001 - Over one month after tragedy of September 11th, people still come to pay their respects to those lost and injured during the cowardly attacks on innocent Americans.   Mike Lynaugh November 11, 2001 - Vice President Dick Cheney lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery during Veterans Day ceremonies.   Mike Lynaugh December 14, 2001 - Willem Dicke, lead singer and guitarist for the ''Full Blooded Italians'' plays his rendition of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri's ''Secret Agent Man'' during the annual Christmas concert at the Washington, D.C. Chamber of Commerce.  Mike Lynaugh
December 11, 2001 - Military service members raise the flag at the start of the memorial services at the Pentagon crash site.  Exactly 3 months ago to the minute, American Airlines flight 77 crashed into this exact spot and tore through the Pentagon killing a total of 184 people. December 11, 2001 - Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld speaks at the podium during the 3 month memorial service at the Pentagon crash site.  Exactly 3 months ago, at this minute, American Airlines flight 77 crashed into this location and tore through the Pentagon killing a total of 184 people here.  Behind the Secretary, you can see the results of 3 months of reconstruction on the Pentagon.