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Join 59th Inaugural Ceremony

The formal inauguration for President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be held January 20, 2021 at 10 AM MST / Noon EST on the custom-built platform of the West Front, U.S. Capitol. One way to participate and watch online is to register via Facebook via this link:

The theme for this inauguration is “Our Determined Democracy: Forging a More Perfect Union” and was selected by the Joint Congressional Committee for the 59th Inauguration.

The 59th Joint Congressional Committee Inauguration Ceremonies

· Chairman, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)

· Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

· Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

· Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

· Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)

· Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

Inauguration Trivia

· First Inauguration took place April 30, 1789 in NYC for President George Washington

· Since 1901, per 20th Amendment of U.S. Constitution, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) has been responsible for the planning and execution of this event.

· Inauguration takes place for each newly elected or re-elected president.

· Recitation of the presidential oath of office is the only component in this ceremony mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

· Since 1937, the ceremony has incorporated one or more prayers.

Platform Stats

· Constructed entirely from scratch

· 10,000 sq. ft. platform

· Able to hold more than 1,600 people; will be mostly virtual

· 430 sheets of foam insulation

· 1,363 sheets of plywood

· 110,000 linear feet of lumber

· 357 cinderblocks

· 117 tons of sands

· 20,160 pounds of grout + mortar

For more information about this and previous inaugurations, visit:

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