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
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
Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue
2:35 p.m. EST
The Obamas and Bidens participate in a parade featuring floats and vehicles 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