Video: Ga. fire captain leads, signs Pledge of Allegiance at Biden Inauguration

South Fulton Fire Capt. Andrea Hall recited the Pledge of Allegiance in both English and American Sign Language


By Laura French

WASHINGTON — A veteran Georgia fire captain led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, reciting the Pledge in both English and American Sign Language. 

South Fulton Fire Capt. Andrea Hall, a 28-year fire service veteran and president of IAFF Local 3920, recited the pledge in front of a socially-distanced crowd at the Capitol, shortly before Harris took her oath of office. Hall was selected by the Biden Senior Transition Team to lead the Pledge on the recommendation of IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger. 

"I am thrilled and humbled to represent firefighters and other frontline workers in the state of Georgia and the City of South Fulton," Hall said in a statement last week. 

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