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2 from Petersburg to attend inauguration

Friday - 1/18/2013, 8:48am  ET

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Two Petersburg residents will hold special places of honor during President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

The Progress-Index (http://bit.ly/W4kJBm ) reports that the pair includes a student who was invited in May and a retired nurse, Ida Edwards, who was an advocate of Obama's health care law and lived through the civil rights era.

For Petersburg High School student Ebony Patterson, this will be her second presidential inauguration. The 16-year-old junior is heading to Washington Saturday.

Ebony and other school students will take part in the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference.

Edwards is among eight Americans that Obama is featuring as "citizen co-chairs" of his inauguration, a new role created to highlight his first-term accomplishments with examples of lives that have either been improved by his actions or inspired his presidency.

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Information from: The Progress-Index, http://www.progress-index.com


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