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A Glowing Tribute To Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration Hat

Never forget this majestic monument to American beauty and power.

1. SERIOUSLY DO YOU REMEMBER THIS HAT?!

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I MEAN, HOW COULD YOU FORGET?!

2. Aretha came waltzing out of the Capitol building…

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3. …with this glimmering beacon of beauty shining brightly atop her perfectly round head.

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4. She raised her arm in triumph.

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5. And started belting some patriotic melody.

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6. BUT NOBODY CARED ABOUT THE SINGING BECAUSE LOOK AT THE HAT.

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7. THIS HAT WAS THE CRAFTMANSHIP OF SOME WONDROUS GOD.

8. Shining brightly with the luminance of a thousand moons.

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9. YOU COULD SEE THIS BAD GIRL FROM SPACE.

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10. WHAT A BLESSÉD PIECE OF HEADWARE.

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11. What a groundbreaking statement of patriotism.

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12. We will never forget this historic day.

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13. NEVER. FORGET.

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14. (until Beyoncé whips out a shimmering hat of her own.)

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15. But until that day, we will have this glistening, glimmering memory.

16. That is all.


Thank you and God Bless America.

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