President Begins Inauguration Day With Church Visit

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President Begins Inauguration Day With Church Visit

(Washington, DC/WVEE) — The President was officially sworn in yesterday and today’s ceremonies for the public have begun.  President Barack Obama and his family began inauguration day by attending services, near the White House, at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The presidential motorcade arrived shortly after 8:30 a.m.  The president and first lady Michelle Obama emerged and posed briefly for photos with their daughters Sasha and Malia. This isn’t the First Family’s first visit to St. John’s Episcopal though, The Obama’s  attend Sunday worship at the church occasionally, which is across Lafayette Park from the White House.

Vice President Joe Biden and his family attended as well.

Meanwhile, crowds were gathering at the National Mall to watch Obama take the oath of office later in the morning for his second term.

 Here’s the schedule for the Second Inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden:

Monday, Jan. 21

Ceremonial swearing-in

Capitol Hill, 11:30 a.m. EST

The order of the program:

Musical selections: The U.S. Marine Band

Musical selections: P.S. 22, Staten Island in N.Y., and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.

Call to order and welcoming remarks: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams

Musical selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Oath of office administered to Vice President Biden: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Musical selection: James Taylor

Oath of office administered to President Obama: Chief Justice John Roberts

Inaugural address: President Obama

Musical selection: Kelly Clarkson

Poem: Richard Blanco

Benediction: the Rev. Luis Leon of St. John’s Church, Washington

The National Anthem: Beyoncé

Inaugural Parade

Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue

2:35 p.m. EST

The Obamas and Bidens participate in a parade featuring floats andvehicles representing about 60 groups.

The Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball

Washington Convention Center

6 p.m. EST

The gala honors service members and their families.

The Inaugural Ball

Washington Convention Center, Halls A, B and C

6:30 p.m. EST

Washington Convention Center, Halls D and E

Doors open 7 p.m. EST


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

National Prayer Service

Washington National Cathedral

10:30 a.m. EST

The Obamas and Biden attend.


Source: The Presidential Inaugural Committee