Chicago's South Shore Drill Team performs in inaugural parade

January 21, 2013

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The South Shore Drill Team is among the many Chicago groups in Washington, D.C. for the president’s inauguration. Fifty-four members of the South Shore Drill team ranging in age from 12-to-21 made the trek to Washington to march in an inauguration parade.

"We do military drills. They dance and do military drills with rifles and flags," said Sandra Richie, a board member for the drill team.

She said the young team members also performed at a youth ball Sunday.

Richie said the kids were excited to be there for the inauguration, but she showed her own emotion Monday morning while waiting for the drill team to march by and she saw the president’s motorcade.

"The president is passing by right now. I’m so excited. There he goes! There he goes!" she said.

Richie said the team had been working on its routine since the president’s last inauguration.