The 2013 57th Presidential Inaugural Committee’s Information & Updates


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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Inauguration Weekend

 

 

 

Day of Service
Saturday, January 19th, 2013

President Obama will ask Americans across the country to organize and participate in service projects in their communities to honor our shared values and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President BidenDr. Jill Biden, and members of the President’s Cabinet will participate in service projects in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

 

Find out how you can serve your community. Sign up to get involved in this year’s National Day of Service.

 

 

 

Kids’ Inaugural: Our Children, Our Future
Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Through initiatives such as Let’s Move! and Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have made America’s children and military families two of their most important priorities in the White House.

As part of their continued commitment, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will host a concert for America’s children and families as part of the 57th Presidential Inaugural, titled “Kids’ Inaugural: Our Children. Our Future.” It will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 19th, the Saturday evening before the inauguration, and will highlight support for military spouses and children, honoring and celebrating their service and sacrifice.

 

 

 

Official Swearing-in
Sunday, January 20th, 2013

President Obama will officially be sworn in on Sunday, January 20th, 2013 at noon in a ceremony officiated by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Surrounded by family, friends, and staff, the President will place his hand on the Robinson family bible, selected specifically for this occasion, and recite the 35-word presidential oath of office written in the constitution. Vice President Biden will be sworn in by Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Naval Observatory and will use the Biden Family Bible.

 

 

 

Ceremonial Swearing-in
Monday, January 21st, 2013

On Monday, January 21st, at his ceremonial swearing-in at the United States Capitol, President Obama will place his hand on two bibles, one owned by President Lincoln, the other by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and recite the 35-word presidential oath of office written in the constitution. Vice President Biden will be sworn in using the Biden Family Bible.

This ceremonial swearing-in is open to the public and will take place on the West Front of the United States Capitol. The ceremony includes the Vice Presidential Oath of Office, the Presidential Oath of Office, the Inaugural Address, and notable musical performances.

 

 

 

Inaugural Luncheon
Monday, January 21st, 2013

Following the ceremonial swearing-in on at the west steps of the United States Capitol, President Obama, Vice President Biden and members of their families will attend an inaugural luncheon hosted by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. The Luncheon is an Inaugural tradition that dates back to President William McKinley’s first inauguration in 1897.

Approximately 200 guests will join the President, Vice President and members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies at the luncheon, which will be held in the National Statuary Hall. A painting by Ferdinand Richard of Niagara Falls, selected by the Chairman of the Inaugural Committee, will serve as a backdrop for the head table. Music will be provided by the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music.

At the luncheon, the President and Vice President will be presented with official gifts from the Congress on behalf of the American people.

 

 

 

Inaugural Parade
Monday, January 21st, 2013

The Inaugural Parade includes participants representing each of the five branches of the Armed Services, all 50 states, and a variety of national groups—representing the best of American service and values. Led by the President, Vice President, and a traditional military Presidential escort, it will begin at the east front of the Capitol, then west on Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues, followed by north on 15th Street and west on Pennsylvania Avenue past the Presidential Reviewing Stand. The President, Vice President, and their families, friends, and other guests then review the rest of the parade from the reviewing stand.

 

 

 

Inaugural Balls
Monday, January 21st, 2013

Americans from across the country have been invited to share in the inaugural celebration at The Inaugural Ball on January 21st, 2013, a unified celebration for all Americans that will span every hall of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The Presidential Inaugural Committee has made a limited number of tickets for The Inaugural Ball available online to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, due to overwhelming demand, tickets are no longer available.

Additionally, in keeping with the tradition started by President Bush in 2005, President Obama will honor the brave men and women of our country’s armed services and their families at the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball. Tickets to the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball are being provided free of charge to invited guests, who will include active duty and reserve service men and women, Medal of Honor recipients, and wounded warriors and their spouses, among others. Troops from around the world will also have the opportunity to join the celebration virtually.

 

 

 

National Prayer Service
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The morning after the ceremonial swearing-in, a National Prayer Service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral, continuing a tradition that began with President Washington in 1789 and was revived for President Roosevelt in 1933. The service will bring together a diverse group of dignitaries and Americans to celebrate the power of faith through prayer, readings and musical pieces. Attendance is by invitation only and tickets are required.

 

 

 

Inaugural Swearing-In

Tickets are not required to view the swearing-in ceremony from the National Mall. Ticketing information for the ceremonial swearing-in is handled by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC). Please visit their page at www.inaugural.senate.gov/2013/getting-tickets.

 

 

The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m., but we recommend arriving as early as possible as both ticketed and non-ticketed areas are first-come, first-served.

 

 

Please be prepared to be outside for a long period of time and dress warmly. A limited amount of food and beverage vendors may be available, but attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages in order to stay healthy and hydrated.

 

 

Ticketed attendees:

If you are attending the Swearing-In ceremony and have a ticket, please follow the instructions provided with your admission ticket. Entrance will only be granted at the gate indicated on your admission ticket.

 

To download a map of the ticketed area around the Capitol, please click here.

 

 

Non-ticketed attendees:

The non-ticketed area of the National Mall begins at 4th Street NW.

 

To download a map of the National Mall, including the public entry points, click here.

 

 

Security information:

All ticket holders will be required to pass through security screening.

 

The following items are prohibited: Firearms; ammunition; explosives, including fireworks; knives, blades and other sharp objects; mace and pepper spray; sticks or poles; pocket or hand tools; packages, backpacks, large bags, duffel bags and suitcases; aerosol sprays; thermoses and coolers; strollers; umbrellas; laser pointers; air horns; signs and posters; animals (other than service animals); portable chairs (other than those for disabled persons); alcoholic beverages; and any other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by ticket screeners.

 

During the inauguration, much of the National Mall and surrounding areas will be closed to vehicle traffic. You can get the latest on D.C. public transportation by visiting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website atwww.wmata.com or following @wmata on Twitter.

 

 

 

Inaugural Parade

Tickets to the parade are not required for entry, but will be required for bleacher seating. Additional information about how to acquire tickets is forthcoming.

 

Please be prepared to be outside for a long period of time and dress warmly. A limited amount of food and beverage vendors may be available, but attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages in order to stay healthy and hydrated.

 

Guests are strongly advised to take public transportation rather than drive. Parking in Washington D.C. will be extremely limited and roads will be very congested. The following roads are closed to vehicle traffic:

 

The third street tunnel will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles.

 
The 12th street tunnel will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles.

 
Memorial Bridge is closed to vehicles.

 
All roads south of K Street NW between 11th Street and 23rd St.

 
All roads south of H Street NW between 11th Street and 3rd St.

 
All roads north of E Street NW between 3rd Street and 7th St.

 
All roads north Independence Avenue between 7th Street and 23rd St.

 

 

 

Ticketed attendees:

For those who already have tickets, you can find maps and additional information on entry points based on your ticket color below:

 

ORANGE TICKETS

 

 

BLUE TICKETS

 

 

RED TICKETS

 

 

GREEN TICKETS

 

 

GRAY TICKETS

 

 

YELLOW TICKETS

 

 

Non-ticketed attendees:

Tickets are not required to view the parade. Public entry points will open at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 21st, 2013, and will remain open until the parade route can no longer accommodate additional people.

 

To download a map of the parade route, including the public entry points, click here.

 

 

Security:

All attendees, including general public and ticketed guests, are subject to a thorough security screening before entering the inaugural parade route.

 

The following items are prohibited and will not be allowed through any security checkpoints: aerosols, animals (guide dogs will be allowed), backpacks, bags larger than 6” x 4” x 8”, balloons, bicycles, coolers, glass or thermal containers, horns, laser pointers, mace/pepper spray, packages, structures, sign supports, weapons, and any additional items deemed a safety hazard by security.

 

Signs and placards must be made only of cardboard, poster board or cloth and have dimensions no greater than three feet in width, 20 feet in length and one-quarter inch in thickness. Surrendered items will not be returned, nor available for pick-up.

 

During the inauguration, much of the National Mall and surrounding areas will be closed to vehicle traffic. You can get the latest on D.C. public transportation by visiting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website atwww.wmata.com or by following @wmata on Twitter.

 

 

 

Resources & Additional Information

 

For more information on D.C. area road closures and other security information, please visit the United States Secret Service inauguration updates page:www.secretservice.gov/presidential_inaugural.shtml

 

You can get the latest on D.C. public transportation by visiting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website at www.wmata.com or by following @wmata on Twitter.

 

The city of Washington D.C. has an online Presidential Inauguration 2013 hub, which contains information on the D.C. area and public inauguration events:inauguration.dc.gov

 

Information will be available prior to and during Inauguration Day on social media sites such as Twitter. To see Inauguration related material, please use #inaug2013. Some of the Twitter sites being used to communicate information from the Inaugural public safety and security partners include:

 

Presidential Inaugural Committee 2013 – @obamainaugural

 
District Department of Transportation – @ddotdc

 
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies – @jccic2013

 
Joint Task Force-National Capital Region – @JTFNCR

 
National Terrorism Advisory System – @NTASAlerts

 
Office of the D.C. Mayor – @MayorVinceGray

 
Secret Service – @SecretService

 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – @DHSgov

 
WMATA – @metroinaug

 

 

 

About the Inauguration

 

The 57th Presidential Inauguration will kick off with a National Day of Service, a tradition started by the Obama’s at the President’s first inauguration in 2009. President Obama will ask Americans across the country to organize and participate in service projects in their communities on Saturday, January 19th to honor our shared values and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, and members of the President’s Cabinet will participate in service projects in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

If you plan on attending any of the public events, please be prepared to be outside for a long period of time and dress warmly. A limited amount of food and beverage vendors may be available, but attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages in order to stay healthy and hydrated.

 

The following items are prohibited and will not be allowed through any security checkpoints: aerosols, animals (guide dogs will be allowed), backpacks, bags larger than 6” x 4” x 8”, balloons, bicycles, coolers, glass or thermal containers, horns, laser pointers, mace/pepper spray, packages, structures, sign supports, weapons, and any additional items deemed a safety hazard by security.

 

During the inauguration, much of the National Mall and surrounding areas will be closed to vehicle traffic. You can get the latest on D.C. public transportation by visiting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website at www.wmata.com or by following@wmata on Twitter.

 

 

 

Schedule of Events

 

Inauguration weekend kicks off with a national day of service and will include events from the President and Vice President’s official swearing-in ceremony to inaugural balls and parades. More details about official inauguration events will be announced very soon—stay tuned.

 

 

Saturday, January 19th

National Day of Service

 

 

Sunday, January 20th

Official swearing-in event

 

 

Monday, January 21st

Ceremonial swearing-in event

 

 

Ticketing information for the ceremonial swearing-in is handled by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC). Please visit their page atwww.inaugural.senate.gov/2013/getting-tickets.

 

Please note that viewing the ceremonial swearing-in from the National Mall does not require tickets. The non-ticketed area of the National Mall begins at 4TH Street NW.

 

 

Inaugural parade

Tickets to the parade are not required for entry, but will be required for bleacher seating. Additional information about how to acquire tickets are forthcoming. Public access points to the parade are available between 4th Street and 14th Street.

 

For a list of parade participants, please visit www.2013pic.org/about/parade

 

 

Inaugural balls

Americans from across the country have been invited to share in the inaugural celebration at The Inaugural Ball on January 21, 2013, a unified celebration for all Americans that will span every hall of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The Presidential Inaugural Committee has made a limited number of tickets for The Inaugural Ball available online to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, due to overwhelming demand, tickets are no longer available. To learn more about how you can get involved in other Inauguration weekend events, visit: action.2013pic.org/The-Inauguration.

 

Additionally, in keeping with the tradition started by President Bush in 2005, President Obama will honor the brave men and women of our country’s armed services and their families at the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball. Tickets to the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball are being provided free of charge to invited guests, who will include active duty and reserve service men and women, Medal of Honor recipients, and wounded warriors and their spouses, among others. Troops from around the world will also have the opportunity to join the celebration virtually.

 

 

 

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6 Responses

  1. So exciting!!!
    Wish I could go to this…

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