Inabinetts among thousands in Washington for inauguration

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Deborah Inabinett has always wanted to attend a presidential inauguration, her husband said.

This year, she gave him no choice.

“Deborah has always wanted to go every since President George W. Bush was elected, but we never had the opportunity,” Walter Inabinett said. “When Trump was elected, she gave me no choice. We were going.”

The Inabinetts live in Florala, where Mrs. Inabinett is a member of the town council, but both work in Opp. They were joined in D.C. by Horn Hill Mayor Carson Powers and his wife, Stephanie Powers.

Walter Inabinett said he worked through Rep. Martha Roby’s Andalusia office to secure tickets. He approved of the president’s speech.

“The speech was great and very much uplifting,” he said. “From my standpoint, I believe this country has a chance to turn around and move in a forward direction.”

Other highlights included visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns, and the eternal flame at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy, both in Arlington Cemetery.

“While in Washington, we went to the Police Memorial and were able to spend a little time in the remembrance of Covington County Deputy Michael Brandon Lassiter, who was killed in the line of duty on April 8, 2004,” Inabinett said. “Deputy Lassiter was a very close family friend who gave his life while trying to protect others.

“We had a great trip and lots of memories were made,” he said.