Steve, Lori and David Scouten at the president’s inaugural in Washington D.C.
While most of America watched last week’s presidential inauguration on television or online, at least two area residents attended it. Stephen and Lori Scouten made the trip to D.C. to watch the event, and said the trip went well. In fact, Stephen even became somewhat of an international celebrity for a day. Scouten said he was interviewed by D.C. Radio, a Norwegian newspaper, an Australia Newspaper and an Irish Newspaper and television station. “I told the reporters that I had sent President Elect Trump a letter that I was willing to help build the wall,” he said.
“The inauguration was a solemn moment in history,” added Scouten. “It was a prayer sandwich surrounding the swearing in. It rained a little and the then the sun poked through the clouds for a minute. The president gave a speech based in reality and hope. It was inclusive and respectful to all. I was proud to be an American and being there with my wife Lori and son David.”
He said the family had no confrontations with protesters. “At the airport on Friday night there were droves of pink hatted women deplaning and heading to D.C.,” he said.
“I am hopeful that God will be our cornerstone again in this country.”