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South Fulton Fire Captain On Her Sign Language Opportunity At Biden’s Inauguration

City of South Fulton Fire Captain Andrea Hall recited and signed the Pledge of Allegiance at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20.
City of South Fulton Fire Captain Andrea Hall recited and signed the Pledge of Allegiance at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20.
Credit Courtesy of Captain Andrea Hall

City of South Fulton Fire Captain Andrea Hall remains on cloud nine.

One week ago, she stood on the nation’s Capitol steps in Washington D.C. to recite and sign the Pledge of Allegiance at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20.

Hall, a firefighter for 28 years, says for her, it was an auspicious occasion that crossed party lines and made her proud to be an American.

She recalled for WABE host of “Morning Edition” Lisa Rayam, what those few minutes on a frigid January morning were like.

Hall was first exposed to sign language through her deaf father, who learned Sign Language at the Georgia School for the Deaf, according to the Georgia School for the Deaf Alumni Association Facebook page.

Her cousin, according to the Georgia School for the Deaf, also attended the school.

Hall has served as the first African American female captain in South Fulton’s Fire-Rescue Department since 2004.