Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm Ready!!

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The inaugural festivities are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. EST. The following was provided by the AP.
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Musical selections of The United States Marine Band, followed by the San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein provides call to order and welcoming remarks.
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Invocation by the Rev. Rick Warren.
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Musical selection of Aretha Franklin.
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Biden will be sworn into office by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
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Musical selection of John Williams, composer/arranger with Itzhak Perlman, (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill (clarinet).
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Obama will take the Oath of Office, using President Lincoln's Inaugural Bible, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts. Scheduled around noon.
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Obama gives the inaugural address.
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Poem by Elizabeth Alexander.
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Benediction by Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.
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The National Anthem by The United States Navy Band "Sea Chanters."
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After Obama gives inaugural address, he will escort outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony before attending a luncheon in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.
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The 56th Inaugural Parade will then make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.
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3 comments:

julie said...

Thank you for giving this detailed rundown of the schedule. We've been blessed with a 'snow day' in which to really bask in it. So much excitement and possibility in the air and in the heart. Happy, happy, happy day!

Content in a Cottage said...

Sabina,

The whole world is ready for this day. Enjoy it to the fullest and I know you will!

♥Rosemary

jenjen said...

Did you enjoy the festivities? We watched it all morning. I loved the pomp and grandeur!

Jen

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