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Info About President Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Info About President Barack Obama’s Inauguration

by Karen Ocamb on January 21, 2013

President Obama was officially sworn in on Sunday, Jan. 20 in a brief ceremony. You can watch the ceremonial swearing-in ceremonies of the President and Vice President at the U.S. Capitol and the Inaugural Parade on almost any channel. Openly gay Rachel Maddow is part of the anchor team on MSNBC and Anderson Cooper is on CNN.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) will be tweeting at @obamainaugural – and the Secret Service will also be tweeting (!) @SecretService with travel alerts, etc. The program for the swearing-in ceremony, and much more can be found online by clicking HERE.  The President will hold Bibles used by both President Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. whose birthday is today.

Here’s an overview, followed by the list of parade participants.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony

Location: Capitol Hill

Start Time: 11:30 AM ET

President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden will participate in the Inaugural Parade following the public swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol.  This year’s parade features participants, floats and vehicles representing 60 groups.  The Inaugural Parade will feature eight official inaugural floats, sixty groups – including marching bands, mounted units, cultural organizations, and more – along with military units representing our nation’s Armed Forces. In total, more than 8,800 people and close to 200 animals will take part in the parade that follows President Obama and Vice President Biden from the Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue after the swearing-in ceremony.

The President, Vice President, and their families will watch the processional from the reviewing stand in front of the White House. The parade is scheduled to begin at about 2:30 PM. EST.

Planned Order for the Inaugural Parade

  • The Presidential Escort
  • The Presidential Escort is a military and civilian formation that escorts the President, Vice President, and their families from the Capitol to the White House following the swearing-in ceremony. The escort will include representatives from the five branches of the United States Military, elected officials, and local and national law enforcement organizations.
  • Division One
  • United States Army Staff
  • United States Army Field Band
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Army 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
  • United States Army Color Guard
  • District of Columbia Army National Guard
  • United States Army Reserve 200th MP Command
  • Punahou High School Marching Band and JROTC Color Guard, Hawaii
  • Hawaii Home State Float
  • Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps, Iowa
  • Caisson Platoon, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment
  • Miami University Marching Band, Ohio
  • Illinois Home State Float
  • South Shore Drill Team, Illinois
  • Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, South Carolina
  • Kamehameha Schools “Warrior” Marching Band, Hawaii
  • Ambulance 255 Project, Connecticut
  • 81st Regional Support Command Wildcats, South Carolina
  • Jackson Memorial High School “Jaguar” Band, New Jersey
  • Seguro Que Si, Florida
  • Kansas University Trumpet Ensemble, Kansas
  • Division Two
  • United States Marine Corps Staff
  • United States Marine Band “The President’s Own”
  • United States Marine Corps Active Company
  • United States Marine Corps Color Guard
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve Company
  • Chinese American Community Center Folk Dance Troupe, Delaware
  • Delaware Home State Float
  • University of Maryland “Mighty Sound of Maryland” Marching Band, Maryland
  • Pennsylvania Home State Float
  • Boy Scout Troop 358, Germantown, Pennsylvania
  • Palm Springs High School “Spirit of the Sands” Marching Band and Visual Corps, California
  • Ballet Folklórico De La Raza, Colorado
  • 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company A, Massachusetts
  • Utuqqagmiut Dancers, Alaska
  • A Therapeutic Equine Assisted Self-Confidence Experience (A.T.E.A.S.E.), Wisconsin
  • Palmview High School Mariachi and Folkloric Group, Texas
  • NASA – Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Curiosity Rover
  • Dobyns-Bennett High School Band, Tennessee
  • 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company B, Maryland
  • Boston College “Screaming Eagles” Marching Band, Massachusetts
  • Division Three
  • United States Navy Staff
  • United States Navy Band
  • United States Naval Academy
  • United States Navy Active Company
  • United States Navy Color Guard
  • United States Navy Reserve Company
  • Georgia State University Marching Band, Georgia
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Float
  • Ballou Senior High School “Majestic” Marching Knights, District of Columbia
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team and Color Guard, Michigan
  • Calera High School “Eagle” Marching Band, Alabama
  • Gym Dandies Children’s Circus, Maine
  • Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, Massachusetts
  • Civil Rights Float
  • Lesbian and Gay Band Association
  • Native American Women Warriors, Colorado
  • Little Rock Central High School Band, Arkansas
  • Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance, Utah
  • Central Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard, Washington
  • Division Four
  • United States Air Force Staff
  • United States Air Force Band
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Air Force Active Company
  • United States Air Force Color Guard
  • District of Columbia Air National Guard
  • United States Air Force  Reserve Company
  • Grambling State University “Tiger” Marching Band, Louisiana
  • Tuskegee Airmen Float
  • Norwich University Regimental Band, Vermont
  • Montana Delegation, Montana
  • Wind River Dancers, Wyoming
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Navajo Nation Band, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico
  • United War Veterans Council, New York
  • Pearl River Community College Marching Band, Mississippi
  • Union High School Air Force JROTC, Oklahoma
  • Fergus Falls High School Marching Band, Minnesota
  • Northwest Dragon and Lion Dance Team, Oregon
  • Asheville High School Marching Band, North Carolina
  • Division Five
  • United States Coast Guard Staff
  • United States Coast Guard Band
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • United States Coast Guard Active Component
  • United States Coast Guard Color Guard
  • United States Coast Guard Reserve Component
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy Staff
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy Band
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy Color Guard
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy Company
  • Northern State University “Marching Wolves,” South Dakota
  • Military Spouses of Michigan, Michigan
  • Londonderry High School Marching Band and Color Guard, New Hampshire
  • Culver Academies, Indiana
  • Portsmouth High School “Patriots” Marching Band, Rhode Island
  • The Native American Tribes of North Dakota, North Dakota
  • Liberty North High School Band, Missouri
  • Sarpy County Nebraska Metro Area Law Enforcement Honor Guard, Nebraska
  • Frankfort High School Marching Band, West Virginia
  • Comparza Morelense, Nevada
  • Letcher County Central High School Marching Band, Kentucky
  • Our People, Our Future Float & Citizen Co-Chairs
  • Firefighters of Idaho, Idaho
  • Virginia Military Institute, Virginia

The Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball

Location: Washington Convention Center

Doors open: 6:00 PM

Coverage: Pooled Press

As he did at his first Inauguration in 2009, President Obama will host the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball to honor America’s brave service members and their families, a tradition started by President George W. Bush in 2005. Active duty and reserve military, Medal of Honor recipients, and wounded warriors and their spouses will attend. Troops from around the world will also be able to join the celebration virtually.

The Inaugural Ball

Location: Washington Convention Center – Halls A, B and C

Doors open: 6:30 PM

Location: Washington Convention Center – Halls D and E

Doors open: 7:00 PM

Americans across the country are invited to share in the celebration at The Inaugural Ball, a unified celebration for all Americans that will span every hall in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

National Prayer Service

Location: Washington National Cathedral

Start Time: 10:30 AM ET

Coverage: Open press to pre-credentialed media only

President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their spouses will attend a prayer service on Tuesday morning.

 

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