Monday, January 19, 2009

Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration

The day the world has been waiting for has finally come and it will all take place in less than 14 hour from now Barack Obama will take the oath office for the US Presidency. This will bring the Bush/Cheney rule of tyranny to an end.

Most of the major networks will be starting coverage with their morning show starting about 8 AM, CSPAN was the earliest starting coverage at 6 AM. But the swearing in ceremony is scheduled for 1130 EST, so everything before 11AM is really pre-game analysis. Here is a timeline of how the events will take place:


• 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" 
Once President Obama gives his Inaugural Address, he will then escort outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony.(Too bad it’s not the perp walk that he really deserve)


After Lunch around 230 EST the Inaugural Parade will make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.

If you are lucky of enough to be in Washington DC for the events here is a link to guide you http://www.pic2009.org/page/content/planyourtrip

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