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Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies Inaugural Web Site. January 20, 2009; Printed from inaugural.senate.gov.

Only 57 days until January 20, 2009, Inauguration Day.

Learn more about how to get tickets, provided free of charge, to the Inaugural swearing-in
  • ‘A New Birth of Freedom’

    Words echoing across 200 years from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address, the 56th Inaugural Swearing-In ceremonies theme, “A New Birth of Freedom,” commemorates the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth and expresses Lincoln's hope that the sacrifice of those who died to preserve the nation shall lead to “a new birth of freedom” for our nation

    Read the entire press release.

  • Want to Participate?

    Requests to participate in Inauguration day events for marching bands, marching units, mounted units, and other performers are collected by the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee. The Presidential Inaugural Committee, formed after the November election, selectes the participants from the collected requests.

    Further information and an application to participate may be found at the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee.

  • Departure Ceremony

    Learn how the outgoing President leaves Washington, D.C.

  • Get E-Mail Updates

    Subscribe to the Inaugural e-mail list to learn when the website is updated, to receive important notifications about the Swearing-In Ceremony on January 20, 2009, and to get news releases.