WEB EXTRA: A Closer Look at the Inauguration Schedule

Created: 01/18/2013 8:38 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

The schedule for the second Inaugural of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden:
    
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Saturday, Jan. 19
    
National Day of Service Summit on the National Mall
    
The National Mall
    
9:30 a.m. EST
    
The Obama and Biden families issue a call to action for all Americans to join in service to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As part of the inauguration, the Presidential Inaugural Committee encourages people to participate in a National Day of Service, which the Obamas started four years ago.
    
The inaugural committee hosts a Service Summit on the National Mall and plans service events in all 50 states. In addition to the Service Summit, on Saturday the Obamas and Bidens participate in service events in the capital.
    
Kids' Inaugural Concert
    
Washington Convention Center
    
6 p.m. EST
    
First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden host the Kids' Inaugural Concert for military children and families.
    
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Sunday, Jan. 20
    
Inaugural ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because public institutions are closed. In accordance with the requirements of the Constitution, Obama and Biden are officially sworn in on Sunday.
    
Vice President Joe Biden's Official Swearing-In
    
Naval Observatory
    
8:15 a.m. EST
    
Wreath-Laying Ceremony
    
Location: Arlington National Cemetery
    
9 a.m. EST
    
President Obama's Official Swearing-In
    
White House, Blue Room
    
11:55 a.m. EST
    
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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 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
    
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    
National Prayer Service
    
Washington National Cathedral
    
10:30 a.m. EST
    
The Obamas and Biden attend.
    
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Source: The Presidential Inaugural Committee

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