The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.


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Date Slideshow Description
October 30, 2012 2013 Platform Construction
Every four years the Inaugural platform is constructed entirely from scratch. Watch a slideshow of the 2013 platform being built.
January 20, 2009 2009 Luncheon
See images of National Statuary Hall as it was set for the Inaugural Luncheon and images of the luncheon program.
January 17, 2009 Presentation of Presidential Gifts by Lenox, Inc.
Images of Lenox, Inc. delivering the Presidential gifts to the U.S. Senate.
September 24, 2008 Nail Driving Ceremony for the 2009 Inaugural Platform
See images of the Nail Driving Ceremony for the 2009 Inaugural Platform, the event that kicks-off the preparation for the Inaugural festivities in Washington, DC.