January 20, 2009: How long have you been waiting for this day!?
Preliminary festivities begin, including music by The United States Marine Band, The San Francisco Boys Chorus, and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: Senator Dianne Feinstein
Invocation: Douchebag Rick Warren
Song by Aretha Franklin
Swearing-in of Vice President-elect Joe Biden
Music composed by John Williams and performed by Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero, and Anthony McGill.
President Barack Obama is sworn-in as the 44th President of the United States of America.
“I do solemnly swear 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.”
12:05 PM (approx):
Presidential Address by Barack Obama
Poem: Elizabeth Alexander
Benediction: The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
The National Anthem: The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters”
1:00 PM (approx):
2:30 PM (approx):
Inaurugral Parade: Pennsylvania Avenue: the Capitol to the White House