President Barack Obama will be officially and constitutionally sworn in as President of the United States today at noon at the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House. The First Family will attend the ceremony.
The events on Monday morning are as follows as President Obama and the First Family, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will attend a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.
Later in the morning on Monday, the First Family will depart to the United States Capitol where the President will be sworn in once again. The President will then deliver his inaugural address which is anxiously awaited. remarks. The Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden will also attend.
After the ceremonial inauguration on Monday, the President, the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden will attend an inaugural luncheon at the United States Capitol Building. And later in the day, the President, the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden will participate in the inaugural parade.
In the evening on Monday, the President, the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden will attend the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball and the Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Earlier this Sunday morning, Vice President Joesph Biden was sworn-in as Vice President of the United States by United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor.
As the crowd continued to applaud Vice President Biden, he grabbed Justice Sotomayor's hands, saying, "Madame Justice these are some of my friends, and family."
To the crowd: "I want to explain to you what a wonderful honor it was, and how much out of her way the Justice had to go. She is due in New York. She has to leave right now. So I apologize. We're gonna walk out. Her car's waiting so she can catch a train -- I hope I haven't caused her to miss. And I am leaving - I'm going and going to meet the President to the traditional laying the wreath at the tomb over in Arlington. And we're having breakfast. I'll be back, they tell me, in 40 minutes. I hope of some you will still be here. But I thank you very, very, very much for sharing this morning with Jill and me. And Madame Justice, it's been an honor - a great honor. Thank you!"
And, "Enjoy breakfast!"
Vice President Biden turned to embrace some other members of his family on stage before he was interrupted to hurry outside. But he did stop on his way out to greet a few more guests, including Minority Leader Leader Pelosi, David Axelrod, Philadephia Mayor Michael Nutter and former chief-of-staff Bill Daley.
As President Obama and Vice President Obama prepare for inauguration weekend, they look "forward to the challenges of the next four years. Most important will be the next four months which will set the tone for the direction of the country.
Issues like gun control, the debt ceiling, immigration reform and deficit reduction will addressed shortly in the White House and in the Congress.
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