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20 January 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!!


Such a significant, historical day in our lives....

^ From the President's Church (Saint John's) this morning

^ From the festivities yesterday

^ Mr. Joe Biden at the rally my boyfriend & I went to on campus (17Oct08)

^ Mr. Joe Biden at the rally my boyfriend & I went to on campus (17Oct08)

Presidential Inauguration Timeline/ Inauguration Schedule:
9:00 a.m. VIPs begin arriving, including former presidents, governors, members of the House of Representatives, U.S. senators and cabinet designees
9:45 a.m. Platform seating begins
11:03 a.m. Former presidents announced and seated
11:12 a.m. Biden family announced and seated
11:14 a.m. Obama family announced and seated
11:16 a.m. Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Cheney announced and seated
11:18 a.m. Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden announced and seated
11:20 a.m. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney announced and seated
11:22 a.m. Vice President-elect Joe Biden announced and seated
11:25 a.m. President-elect Barack Obama announced and seated
11:30 a.m. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) delivers opening remarks
11:34 a.m. Sen. Feinstein introduces Pastor Rick Warren
11:35 a.m. Invocation by Pastor Rick Warren
11:37 a.m. Sen. Feinstein introduces Aretha Franklin
11:38 a.m. Aretha Franklin sings My Country ’Tis of Thee
11:42 a.m. Sen. Feinstein introduces Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah)
11:44 a.m. Sen. Bennett introduces U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens
11:46 a.m. Vice Presidential Oath administered by Associate Justice Stevens
11:47 a.m. Sen. Feinstein introduces performers
11:48 a.m. Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, Gabriela Montero, Itzhak Perlman, performing “Air and Simple Gifts” by John Williams
11:53 a.m. Sen. Feinstein introduces U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts
11:54 a.m. Chief Justice and President-elect Barack Obama move to podium
11:56 a.m. The Presidential Oath is administered.
11:57 a.m. Herald Trumpets perform and the U.S. Marine Corps Band plays “Hail to the Chief.” A 21-gun salute follows.
11:58 a.m. Sen. Feinstein introduces the president
12:01 p.m. Inaugural address
12:21 p.m. Sen. Feinstein introduces poet Elizabeth Alexander
12:27 p.m. Benediction given by the Rev. Joseph Lowery
12:31 p.m. Presidential party departs from platform
12:32 p.m. Departure ceremony
12:36 p.m. President and Mrs. Bush depart from the east plaza in helicopter
12:52 p.m. President’s Room signing ceremony
1:05 p.m. Statuary Hall luncheon
2:32 p.m. Review of the troops
2:36 p.m. President and Mrs. Obama, and Vice President and Dr. Biden leave with parade

^ Schedule from http://presidentialinaugurationlive.blogspot.com/



KrazyFashion said...

How crazy! The fact that we have a new president still hasn't sunk it.

Anonymous said...

I am really excited today! My husband was really late for work today, because he had to wait till the swearing in was done. :)

Anonymous said...

This is indeed an historical day.

365 Letters said...

What a wonderful and historic day it was!