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Updated on Aug 24, 2020. Posted on Jan 19, 2013

A Glowing Tribute To Aretha Franklin's Inauguration Hat

Never forget this majestic monument to American beauty and power.

SERIOUSLY DO YOU REMEMBER THIS HAT?!

Ron Edmonds

I MEAN, HOW COULD YOU FORGET?!

Aretha came waltzing out of the Capitol building...

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

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She raised her arm in triumph.

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And started belting some patriotic melody.

Jae C. Hong

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

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THIS HAT WAS THE CRAFTMANSHIP OF SOME WONDROUS GOD.

Shining brightly with the luminance of a thousand moons.

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YOU COULD SEE THIS BAD GIRL FROM SPACE.

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WHAT A BLESSÉD PIECE OF HEADWARE.

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What a groundbreaking statement of patriotism.

Ron Edmonds

We will never forget this historic day.

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NEVER. FORGET.

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

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

That is all.

Thank you and God Bless America.

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