Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Schedule of Events - Happy Inauguration Day!!

Image above put composed by Mike Kash

Ok so a couple of things in today's post.

1.  HAPPY INAUGURATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2.  HELLOOOOO PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3.  GOODBYE BUSH ADMINISTRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.  Below, please find the itinerary for tomorrow's events.  FYI, they begin at 8:30 AM Pacific time, and 11:30 AM East Coast time.

Inauguration schedule of events:

Swearing-in Ceremony

11:30 a.m. - West front of the U.S. Capitol
The President-elect and Vice President-elect and their families will participate in the traditional inaugural ceremonies and events. For the first time ever, the length of the National Mall will be open to those wishing to attend the swearing-in ceremony.  No tickets are required to view the Inaugural Ceremony on the National Mall west of 4th Street. If you’re planning on attending, you can find more information here to help plan your trip.

Festivities will include:

• Musical Selections:  The United States Marine Band, followed by The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus
• Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: Senator Dianne Feinstein
• Invocation: Dr. Rick Warren
• Musical Selection: Aretha Franklin
• Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will be sworn into office by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the Honorable John Paul Stevens
• Musical Selection: John Williams, composer/arranger with Itzhak Perlman, (violin), Yo-Yo Ma  (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill (clarinet) 
• President-elect Barack H. Obama will take the Oath of Office, using President Lincoln’s Inaugural Bible, administered by the Chief Justice of the United States, the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr. 
• Inaugural Address
• Poem: Elizabeth Alexander
• Benediction: The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
• The National Anthem: The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters"

After President Obama gives his Inaugural Address, he will escort outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony

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