Buffalo State College Students Head to Inauguration

January 21, 2013 Updated Jan 21, 2013 at 12:48 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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January 21, 2013 Updated Jan 21, 2013 at 12:48 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - A group of Buffalo State College students will soon watch President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony for his second term as President.

56 students and faculty members loaded onto a bus at about 10 pm on Sunday, bound to Washington DC to witness a truly unforgettable moment.

Muhammed Sumbundu, a student who organized the trip, says he's most looking forward to the event because "just being there is history. And that's the most critical part for us."

While preparations continued for President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony, a group of Buffalo State College students made plans of their own to head to the nation's capital.

Holly Lovering, one of the students heading to DC, says "The last couple nights I was just like oh my gosh. I can't sleep. I can't do anything without thinking about it."

These students were just young teens back in 2009.

Raven Baxter, a student going to the inauguration this year, says she remembers "watching the television with my mother and she was crying and I was just taking it all in. I knew this was major, but I was wishing I was there."

This is the first year many of these students voted.

"I am a voice, now counted as a vote," Lovering says. "Then all the sudden I get to see the President that I voted for come into inauguration."

Even though this is President Obama's second term, these students say it's still a historical moment.

"Being inaugurated again for a second term is confirmation that anyone can be a President in the United States," Sumbundu says. "You can be whatever you want to be if you work hard."

The trip was free for students.

Sumbundu says within three hours of announcing the trip, the bus was full.

After watching the address, the group will go to the Inaugural Parade and take a tour of DC.

Lamar Timmons-Long, a faculty member who went back in 2009, told students this event is great than any one person -- it honors every President and founding father in American history.