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					Presidential
Inauguration
     Barack Obama
     44th President
United States of America
    January 20, 2009
Tuesday, January 20th 8/7c
In an effort to make this inaugural celebration
accessible to all Americans, President Barack
Obama will host the first-ever "Neighborhood
Inaugural Ball" tonight.
 Inaugural History
• For more than 200 years America’s
  citizens have witnessed the Inauguration
  ceremonies of the President and Vice
  President of the United States.
• From George Washington’s Inauguration,
  in New York City, in 1789, to today, as we
  prepare for the 56th quadrennial
  Presidential Inauguration, the swearing-in
  ceremony represents both national
  renewal and continuity of leadership.
     Morning Worship
         Service
• On March 4, 1933, at 10:15 a.m., prior to his
  swearing-in ceremony, Franklin & Eleanor
  Roosevelt attended a church service at St. John's
  Episcopal Church, next to the White House. They did
  the same at all of Roosevelt's Inaugurations. His
  Inauguration Day worship service set a precedent
  that has been followed by Presidents ever since.
• Franklin Roosevelt was not the first President to
  attend church on Inauguration Day, however. In
  1789, George Washington attended a service at St.
  Paul's Chapel in New York City immediately
  following his swearing-in ceremony.
• Almost all Presidents since Washington have placed
  their hand on a Bible when taking the oath of office.
  And all Presidents have included some reference to
  the Almighty in their Inaugural addresses.
    St. John’s           Kennedy Shakes hands with
                         Father Richard Casey after
Episcopal Church         attending Mass at Holy
Attended by Roosevelt,   Trinity Catholic Church.
Truman, Reagan, H.W.
   Bush, and W. Bush
Procession to the Capitol
• After morning worship service, the President-elect, VP-elect,
  and their spouses go to the White House. After a brief
  meeting, the President-elect and the outgoing President will
  drive together to the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremonies.
  This tradition has endured since 1837, when Martin Van
  Buren and Andrew Jackson rode together in a carriage.
• Although most presidents rode to their Inaugurations in a
  carriage (or later, an automobile), Thomas Jefferson and
  Andrew Jackson both walked to their swearing-in
  ceremonies.
• Lincoln did not join the procession to the Capitol for his
  second Inauguration in 1865. He had gone to the Capitol
  early that morning to sign last-minute legislation. The parade
  proceeded without him, and even made history as African
  Americans marched for the first time.
• Today, the Presidential procession to the Capitol for the
  swearing-in ceremony follows a protocol, based on the
  evolving traditions of past Inaugurations.
Taft and Teddy Roosevelt driving
 to the Capitol, 1909
Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt
 riding together on Inauguration Day.
 Schedule of Events
      1-20-09
• 10:00 AM Preliminary festivities begin,
  including music by The United States Marine
  Band, The San Francisco Boys Chorus & Girls
  Chorus.
• 11:30 AM Call to Order and Welcoming
  Remarks: Senator Dianne Feinstein
  Invocation: Dr. Rick Warren
  Aretha Franklin will sing.
• VP-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office.
• Music composed by John Williams and
  performed by Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma,
  Gabriela Montero, and Anthony McGill.
Schedule of Events
(continued)…
• 12:00 Noon As specified by the Constitution (20th
  Amendment), terms of office begin and end at 12:00
  noon on January 20. Barack Obama will take the oath of
  office, which is this 36-word, statement: I do solemnly
  swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President
  of the United States, and will to the best of my ability,
  preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
  States.
• Barack Obama will give his inaugural address, speaking
  to the world, for the first time, as President of the U.S. A
  parade follows down Pennsylvania Avenue from the
  Capitol to the White House. The start time has not yet
  been announced.
• Many inaugural balls are held around Washington, DC.
  They generally take place in the evening; times vary.
  New this year is the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, for men
  and women in uniform only.

				
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