People from Hampton Roads to attend inauguration, women’s march in Washington, D.C.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Close to a million people are expected to attend Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday and some are from Hampton Roads.

Newport News businessman George Clark has his tickets and says he's ready for the big day. "I'm just looking forward to seeing our democracy in action," he said.

Preparations for the event have been going on all week. A lot of attention will be given to Trump's inaugural address. "I really do it's a message of unity and speaking about being president for all," Clark said.

Clark got his tickets through Rep. Bobby Scott's office and also has tickets to an Inaugural Ball. "I just really want to be a part of it," he said. "I've been a part of it from day one. I just want to follow through."

On Saturday, the National Mall will be packed once again for the Women's March on Washington. Among those in attendance will be Kari Foster from Virginia Beach. "I'm really excited to meet other folks who are working for great causes," she said.

Foster says her attendance is so much about Donald Trump, but rather to draw attention to what she says challenges faced by minorities and women. "The rhetoric in the campaign shined a light on the fact that we're not quite as far along on some of these issues as we thought," she said.

News 3 is sending a crew to Washington. Reports will start on Thursday.