FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2012 file photo, fog obscures the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. Big tax increases will hit millions of families and businesses a lot sooner than many realize if Congress and the White House don't agree on a plan to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff of automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. In fact, they already have. More than 70 tax breaks enjoyed by individuals and businesses already expired at the beginning of this year. If Congress doesn't extend them, a typical middle class family could get a $4,000 tax hike when they file their 2012 returns next spring, according to a private analysis. At the same time, businesses could lose dozens of tax breaks they have enjoyed for years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Local students will become a piece of history when they head to Washington, D.C. in January to participate in the inauguration events for President Obama’s second term.
The Culver Academies' Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes return to Pennyslvania Avenue 100 years after they were first invited for Woodrow Wilson's inauguration in 1913.
This will be the Equestreinnes’ 17th appearance in the parade, 16th for the Black Horse Troop.
They rode in President Eisenhower's inauguration in 1957 and have been in every parade since 1993, with the exception of President Clinton's first term inaugural parade.