Historians will remember Jan. 6, 2021 as a day American democracy was tested. Protesters, unhappy with results of the 2020 presidential election, took over the United States Capitol, leading to chaos and bloodshed. However, the American government and its democracy stood firm.

On Jan. 6, 2023, the second anniversary of that event, a group of Tehachapi citizens reminded passing motorists of that fateful day.