Donald Trump takes the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States on the U.S. Capitol steps on Friday.

A special Congressional committee offered 250,000 tickets for people to attend the inauguration. Those without tickets can watch from more distant spots around the Capitol. Washington D.C. officials expect 1 million to attend inaugural events or demonstrations against Trump’s presidency.

Some people traveling to Friday’s presidential inauguration of Donald Trump say they want to witness history. Others say they want to cheer the man they supported. And some say they want to see the peaceful changing of power from one president to another — in this case Democrat Barack Obama to Republican Donald Trump.

President-elect Donald Trump salutes as he and his wife Melania arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, ahead of Friday's inauguration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

On his Bucket List

Scott Naill says attending a presidential inauguration was on his “bucket list.” By “bucket list,” he means something he wanted to do before he dies.

Naill and his wife are driving 500 miles from their home in Springfield, Ohio, so they can watch Donald Trump take the oath of office.

Scott Naill is excited about Trump’s promise to create more American jobs.

“I see him as a non-politician, somebody who is a businessman and knows how to keep jobs in America,” Naill told Voice of America.

Naill, 46, teaches high school students how to service heating and air conditioning systems. Naill hopes Trump will help produce the jobs his students need when they graduate.

“I think these issues of keeping jobs in America resonated with voters.”


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