Obama, Biden May Do Community Service Inauguration Weekend

01/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The New York Times reports on efforts to make inauguration special without seeming insensitive to the current economic crisis. Buried in the article is one interesting idea:

Among the options to have this year's events reflect the mood of the nation, Democratic officials said, are having Mr. Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. take part in some form of community service in Washington. If they did so, they would most likely call upon people around the country to do the same in their own towns, which could help mitigate any criticism of inaugural celebrations.

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