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The Inauguration Day schedule

LatinaLista — Though many of us cannot be standing on the Washington Mall witnessing history in person, we can keep tabs via our computers and TV’s.

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All times are EST.
8:25 a.m.: Obamas leave Blair House for prayer service at St. John’s Episcopal Church
8:35 a.m.: Prayer service
9:45 a.m.: Church service ends; Obamas depart for the White House
10:05 a.m.: Obamas arrive at White House for coffee with the Bushes
11 a.m.: Motorcade departs for the Capitol
11:30 a.m.: Bushes and Obamas proceed to platform on the West Front; California Senator Dianne Feinstein will issue the call to order and deliver brief welcoming remarks, followed by an invocation from Dr. Rick Warren and a performance from Aretha Franklin (who also sang at Bill Clinton’s first inauguration)
11:50 a.m.: Joe Biden is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice John Stevens
11:56 a.m.: Barack Obama is sworn in as president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Obama, with his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural Bible, will recite the same oath as his predecessors: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Musical performance from John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Gabriela Montero and Anthony McGill, followed by “Hail to the Chief” and a 21-gun salute
12:05 p.m.: Inaugural address, followed by a poem written and recited by Elizabeth Alexander and a benediction from Dr. Joseph Lowery. The national anthem will be performed by the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters
12:30 p.m.: Ceremony concludes
12:35 p.m.: Bush departs via helicopter; Cheney departs by limo
12:45 p.m.: Obama signs inauguration papers in the President’s Room
1:00 p.m.: Obama attends congressional luncheon2:15 p.m.: Obama and Biden review troops at Capitol
2:30 p.m.: President Obama leads the parade from the Capitol along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House
3:15 p.m.: Arrival at the White House
3:45 p.m.: Obamas and Bidens proceed to the reviewing stand; inaugural parade continues until 6 p.m.
7 p.m.: The official inaugural balls begin with the Neighborhood Ball at the Washington Convention Center, with performers scheduled to include Beyoncé. Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Stevie Wonder and others. Nick Cannon will DJ.

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