Where and when?
The swearing in of the new President of the United States of America and his Vice President Mike Pence will take place on the west front of the United States Capitol. This is where he will give an inaugural speech after he has taken the Oath of Office. The ceremony should take place around 11:30 a.m.
Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Donald Trump.
Parties taking part in the parade
Just after the President gets sworn in into office, the parade will perform with a population of more than 8000 people taking part in it from more than different 40 organizations. The parade will commence down Pennsylvania Avenue and include marching bands from universities and high school, equestrian corps, first responders and also veteran groups from across the country.
Other Ceremonies that will take place
The committee that is planning the inauguration ceremony has also planned for a wreath-laying ceremony on the 19th of January at Arlington National Ceremony. An inaugural luncheon will be held on January 20th. While a prayer service will be held at national at the Washington National Cathedral on January 21st.
The performers at the ceremony
Jackie Evancho who was the former America’s Got Talent winner will perform at the inauguration of President Trump. She will be perform the national anthem. Other performers will be the American dance troupe, the Radio City Rockettes, who also performed at the inauguration ceremony of George W Bush. The Choir of the Mormon tabernacle have also been booked to take part.
Who is not performing at the ceremony?
Rebecca Ferguson, the runner-up on the UK’s X Factor, received an invite to perform at the ceremony but stated she would perform under one condition – that she will be able to perform the song Strange Fruit. The song was famously performed by Billie Holiday and discussed the mistreatment, particularly the lynchings, of African Americans in the American South.
John Legend stated he would not perform at the ceremony. Stating, “Creative people tend to reject bigotry and hate.”
Celine Dion will not be performing not because she refused to, but simply because she will be busy on that day.
Ice T also will not be performing. He claims he was invited, but chose not to “pick up and blocked the number”.
Adam Lambert, Andrea Bocelli, Elton John, and the Dixie Chicks also declined to perform among others.
Alec Baldwin said that he would love to perform the song AC/DC Highway to Hell during the ceremony.
More than 50 Democrat lawmakers have stated they will boycott the inauguration. Some of the more notable figures include: John Lewis, Keith Ellison, Anthony Brown, Rahm Emmanuel, and John Conyers. Protests are also expected.
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