2013 Inaugural Ball With POTUS, FLOTUS, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, And More! [Photos/Video]

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Presidential Inaugural Ball

2013 Inaugural Ball With Barack And Michelle Obama

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Via CBS News:

Topping off a long day of inaugural events, newly minted second term President Obama told U.S. armed forces tonight that he has “no greater honor than being your commander in chief.” The president began his three-stop swing through inaugural ball events this evening at the Commander in Chief’s Ball, at the Washington Convention Center. “This party is just another way to say something we can never say enough: thank you for volunteering, thank you for stepping up, thank you for keeping us strong, thank you for always making us proud,” he said.

Mr. Obama said he wanted to “express the extraordinary gratitude, not just of me as your commander in chief, but the thanks of all the American people.” He specifically thanked the senior enlisted offers from all branches of the military, Gen. Martin Dempsey and his deputy Adm. James Winnefeld, Jr., plus wounded warriors, junior enlisted officers, “amazing military families including the families of the fallen,” members of the Tuskegee Airmen and recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Inviting his “date,” first lady Michelle Obama, to the stage, the president spoke for the second time today about how she “makes me a better man and a better president.” The couple took the spotlight for the first dance to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” performed by Jennifer Hudson, before switching dance partners with members of the military.

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