Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Renewing America's Promise

“Renewing America’s Promise” is the theme that surrounds this year’s upcoming Inauguration. It is based on the emphasis President-elect and Vice President-elect have committed “to restoring opportunity and possibility for all and re-establishing America’s standing as a beacon of hope around the world.”
The Inauguration schedule is as follows: Jan. 17 – President elect Obama, vice-president elect Biden and their families will travel to D.C. and will make appearances in Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore. Jan. 18 – The official starting event, set on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, will be open to the public and kick starts the inaugural festivities ahead. For those of us unlucky souls who are unable to see the event live, it will be broadcast live exclusively on HBO. Jan. 19 - To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, President-elect Obama, Vice- President elect Biden and their families will participate in events and activities around the D.C area. Jan. 20 - On the steps of the U.S. Capitol, the oath into office will be administered and President elect Obama will then deliver his inaugural address to the nation. (Note: Those who come to witness the swearing-in ceremony will be able to view the ceremony on large screens set up along the National Mall.) Jan. 20 – The Presidential Inauguration Parade begins at 2:30 p.m and runs along Pennsylvania Avenue and around the National Mall. Viewing stands will be set up from 3rd to 17th Sts.
For a more detailed map of the parade route, visit:

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