Tag Archives: Anthony Atwood

Inauguration Journal – Day 16

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 16 SATURDAY 17 – JAN09: Reveille. I hurry down to the subway to take the tube to the HQ. What a surprise – the subway is empty. Just deserted. Well, a four-day weekend has … Continue reading

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Inauguration Journal – Day 15

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 15 FRIDAY 16 – JAN09: Our preparations are complete. I have been issued a couple of MRE’s (Meals, Ready to Eat). They are bringing cots into our office spaces, where many folks will be … Continue reading

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Inauguration Journal – Day 14

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 14 THURSDAY 15 – JAN09: Today we run more radio checks on the mall. In just one week it has been transformed. Legions of folding chairs set up in ranks in front of the … Continue reading

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Inauguration Journal – Day 13

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 13 WEDNESDAY 14 – JAN09: The atmosphere of anticipation, and of pride extends to the apartment house staff. They are delighted to be playing a part and bend over backwards to help. In my … Continue reading

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Inauguration Journal – Day 12

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 12 TUESDAY 13 – JAN09: Today I had the occasion to return to the Cathedral in the line of duty. I was sent, and thought to cut through Jesuit Georgetown University to get there. … Continue reading

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Inauguration Journal – Day 11

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 11 MONDAY 12 – JAN09: Sunday night is worth documenting. The steak dinner was great. Some of us Navy people went next door to the American Legion for that steak dinner. They grilled the … Continue reading

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Inauguration Journal – Day 10

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 10 SUNDAY 11 – JAN09: Reveille Reveille: 0300. We are underway early this Sunday morning for a dry run in advance of the big parade. We report to the office and scatter on foot … Continue reading

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Inauguration Journal – Day 9

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 9 SATURDAY 10 – JAN09: 0630. This day is one of preparations for a coming trial-run of the parade on I-Day. There is a briefing in the basement, where a huge map of the … Continue reading

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Inauguration Journal – Day 8

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 8 FRIDAY 09 – JAN09: Today we have Commander’s Call. This is a commonplace of military culture, wherein the Commanding Officer (CO) of a unit assembles all the personnel of all ranks, and goes … Continue reading

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Inauguration Journal – Day 7

Anthony Atwood’s Inauguration Journal – Day 7 THURSDAY 08 – JAN09: Late this cold afternoon, I have been dismissed and am trudging along a downtown city street to reach the metro subway station in order to take the tube back … Continue reading

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