Barack Obama President Swearing In Ceremony Date Time Schedule And Events Schedule

by Trendy

President elect Barack Obama will become the 44th president of the United States of America on January 20 2009, Tuesday. The Presidential Inaugural Committee has come up with the schedule of events on inaugural day.

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Schedule Of Events

Here is the complete schedule of events for inauguration day and the days before and after it.

Sunday, January 18 2009

  • Barack Obama to officially start and kick off the inaugural activities
  • Welcome event to be held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington
  • Welcome event free to the public

Monday January 19 2009

  • Activities to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. for his service to the nation will be held. It is also the birthday of MLK Junior, the president-elect will be joined by joe biden and their families will participate in these activities.
  • Youth concert at Verizon Center. Concert is free to the public but tickets will be required for entry.

Tuesday January 20 2009

  • National Mall to open for citizens wishing to attend the swearing-in ceremony
  • Swearing in ceremony and celebrations to start at 10 AM ET on the West front of the US Capitol building
  • 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”
  • President Obama to escort outgoing President George W. Bush in a departure ceremony
  • Luncheon for the new president at the Capitol’s Statuary Hall
  • 56th Inaugural Parade from the Capitol to the White House
  • Presidential Inaugural Committee to host ten official inaugural balls.

Wednesday, January 21 2009

  • Barack Obama and Joe Biden to participate in a prayer service


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