The Presidential Inauguration will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. A week of festivities surrounding the theme “Faith in America’s Future” will include the Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade, balls and galas.
This is a wonderful opportunity for your kids to experience a piece of American history in the making. If you are lucky enough to live in the Washington, DC area or visit there are a couple events geared towards the younger generation.
Saturday, January, 19. National Day of Service. President Obama asks Americans to organize and participate in service projects in their communities. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach your children to help and care for others.
Saturday, January 19. Children’s Concert. The theme is “Our Children, Our Future”. Hosted by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, military families are invited to attend a concert at the Verizon Center. The concert will feature popular performers such as Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, members of the cast of Glee, Mindless Behavior, Nick Cannon, Smokey Robinson, Soul Children of Chicago, Stevie Wonder and Usher. This event requires tickets.
Saturday, January 19. Next President’s Youth Inaugural Ball. This ball will take place at the Shiloh Baptist Church. For more information and tickets contact Minister Thomas Bowen at 202-232-4288.
Monday, January 21. Presidential Swearing in Ceremony. Big screen TVs will be set up on the Mall for the general public to view. No tickets needed for the National Mall.
Monday, January 21. Inaugural Parade. Probably one of the more popular Inaugural events, the parade will take place on Pennsylvania Ave. Bleachers and viewing areas are located from 3rd Street to 17th Street. The parade will consist of ceremonial military regiments, citizens’ groups, marching bands and floats. The parade will also be televised.
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