Every four years, one of the traditions the incoming president participates in is attending the Inaugural Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral.
During this year’s Inaugural Prayer Service on January 21, First Lady Melania Trump can be seen visibly tearing up during a powerful rendition of “How Great Thou Art,” which was performed by 20-year-old Marlana VanHoose.
According to 100 Percent Fed Up, “VanHoose — who is blind, and has mild cerebral palsy — performed the well-known hymn, whose words include: ‘I see the stars/I hear the rolling thunder/Thy power throughout/The universe displayed.'”
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The service, which has become part of the inaugural tradition over the past several decades, sounded a message of national unity, echoing a theme that featured in several of Friday’s inaugural addresses as well. On Saturday morning, with politicians seated in the pews as ordinary congregants, and religious leaders and laypeople leading them in prayer, without the pomp and ceremony of the day before, there was a sense of humility shared by all in the chapel, as well as a palpable sense of joy.
Donald J. Trump Jr. took to Twitter to highlight what he called “one of the most incredible and moving performances” he’s ever seen:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 22, 2017
It’s great to see that Melania – who is married to one of the richest men in the world and who is now the most powerful man in the world – is humble enough to be moved by a beautiful religious performance. With so much hate and division in our country right now, this is a good reminder that we are all human.
After watching this video tell us if you were unable to hold back tears. I know I wasn’t!
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