President Barack Obama will take part in a celebratory inauguration celebration today on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to mark his second term in office.
Obama took the legal oath in a private ceremony on Sunday as it was the Constitutional date—Jan. 20—for him to take the oath of office. Following his speech, Obama will partake in a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
The ceremony itself began at 11:30 a.m., and you can watch the livestream provided by HuffPostLive or Yahoo and ABC News right here on Patch. The official theme for the 2013 inauguration is “Faith in America’s Future."
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will give the oath of office for Vice President Joe Biden while Justice John Roberts will give the oath of office for the president.
The day of inaugural events started early, with guests arriving at 9 a.m. Here is a guide to the main activities, starting at 10 EST.
From James Taylor singing "America the Beautiful!" to the U.S. Chief Justice administering the oath of office to President Barack Obama, here is the schedule of events via Reuters!
U.S. Marine Band performs
Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil-rights leader Medgar Evers, gives the invocation
The Brooklyn (New York) Tabernacle Choir sings "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administers the vice presidential oath of office
Singer James Taylor performs "America the Beautiful"
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts administers the presidential oath of office
Trumpets perform "Ruffles and Flourishes" and the U.S. Marine Band performs "Hail to the Chief," followed by a 21-gun salute
President Obama delivers the inaugural address
Singer Kelly Clarkson performs "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)"
Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco reads a poem
Benediction is delivered by the Rev. Luis Leon
Singer Beyonce sings the national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner"
President Obama signs official documents. The Obamas then attend the inauguration luncheon at the Capitol with the Bidens
Review of the troops
The Obamas and Bidens begin the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue
Commander-in-chief's inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center.
Official Inaugural Ball, at the Washington Convention Center. The Obamas and Bidens are scheduled to attend.
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National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral attended by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
(Reporting by Alistair Bell; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)