WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama says the inauguration is about more than him. He says it should be about getting all Americans involved in community service.
Obama said Wednesday that his Jan. 20 inauguration should bring the country together to volunteer. He says if everyone rolls up their sleeves, the county will improve. Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and their families will volunteer in the Washington area Jan. 19.
Obama's aides have posted thousands of volunteer opportunities on a Web site, USAService.org.
Obama also announced that supporters can sign up to receive text messages about traffic problems, event schedules and volunteer opportunities. Organizers expect millions to visit Washington.
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