WITNESS TO HISTORY: Inauguration inspires Crestview fourth-grader


Crestview fourth-grader Justice Livingston, her cousin Tonya Lewis and friend Kiana Ruffin discovered security was omnipresent in Washington, D.C., as they met this FBI agent.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 09:23 AM.

CRESTVIEW — A three-day trip to Washington, D.C. to witness Inauguration Day convinced a Bob Sikes Elementary School fourth-grader that she wants to see more.

Justice Livingston, 10, attended President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday, capping a weekend of sightseeing, witnessing history unfold, and fulfilling a long-time dream.  

Justice on Christmas Eve received an envelope full of materials from the White House, including a letter from the president, following a letter she wrote to Obama in November.

She also wrote a letter four years earlier, following the president's first inauguration.

“I told him I am just like him,” she said to the News Bulletin in 2009. “My daddy is black, and my mom is white.”

Last weekend, Justice's older cousins — Libby Lewis-Reeves, Tawanah Reeves and Master Sgt. Tonya Lewis, Crestview natives living in other cities — treated her to a weekend in the capital, where she could be closer than ever to her role model.

However, the National Mall and the Inaugural Parade route were so crowded that Justice and her cousins couldn't actually see the proceedings.

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