5,500

— The number of U.S. troops helping launch President Obama’s second term Monday. His second act actually began Sunday – the Constitution specifies the President be sworn in on Jan. 20 – but the government slid the public ceremony to Monday to avoid competing with the NFL (just joking…it marked the seventh time in U.S. history that the oath-taking took place privately because Jan. 20 was a Sunday).
DOD photo / Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Some 300 Pennsylvania National Guard troops are sworn in as members of the D.C. police to help manage the inauguration.

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