Inauguration Schedule

Inauguration day schedule, via Reuters:

  • 11:46 a.m: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administers the vice presidential oath of office to Vice President Biden
  • 11:50 a.m: Singer James Taylor performs “America the Beautiful”
  • 11:55 a.m: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts administers the presidential oath of office to President Obama
  • 11:56 a.m: Trumpets perform “Ruffles and Flourishes” and the U.S. Marine Band performs “Hail to the Chief,” followed by a 21-gun salute
  • 12 p.m: President Obama delivers the inaugural address
  • 12:21 p.m: Singer Kelly Clarkson performs “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)”
  • 12:26 p.m: Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco reads a poem
  • 12:30 p.m: Benediction is delivered by the Rev. Luis Leon
  • 12:34 p.m: Singer Beyonce sings the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”
  • 12:39 p.m: President Obama signs official documents.

DC metro system has put an addendum on its website on how to get around (including a map showing the temporary deadends for the city bus routes). h/t EFB

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