Georgians watching President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony may not have caught it at the time, but one of Georgia’s own played an integral part in the proceedings.
City of South Fulton Fire Capt. Andrea Hall delivered the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Wednesday.
Hall said she was honored to be chosen to participate in the historic ceremony, where Biden became the nation’s 46th president and Kamala Harris became the nation’s first African-American and female vice-president.
“I am thrilled and humbled to represent firefighters and other frontline workers in the state of Georgia and the City of South Fulton,” she said.
“I was asked by the general president of the International Association of Fire Fighters and President-elect Biden’s inauguration committee to deliver the pledge,” Hall added. “It is a privilege and an honor to help usher in a new chapter of leadership for our country.”
Hall is the first African American female firefighter to serve as captain in the City of South Fulton’s Fire Rescue Department. She was promoted to this rank in 2004 by Fulton County, prior to her joining the City of South Fulton. Hall is the local chapter president of the International Association of Fire Fighters in Georgia. She has dedicated 28 years of her life in service as a firefighter.
“We are proud of Capt. Hall and our entire team of fire and rescue personnel,” said Mayor William “Bill” Edwards. “She represents the best city staff in the state and it is only fitting that she lead our nation in the pledge.”