President-elect Donald J. Trump assumes office in 30 days, and plans for his inauguration have finally been released. Here’s your essential guide to the dates and times of January's upcoming inaugural events.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wreath Laying Ceremony | Arlington National Cemetery
Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration | Lincoln Memorial
Friday, January 20, 2017
Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremony | U.S. Capitol
Inaugural Parade | Pennsylvania Avenue
Saturday, January 21, 2017
National Prayer Service | Washington National Cathedral
According to PIC Chairman Tom Barrack, “The 2017 inaugural celebrations will reflect President-elect Trump's eagerness to get to work in order to make our country safer and stronger.”
For more information visit the PIC website at www.58pic2017.org. Tickets are available for special viewing areas.
Update: On December 30th, Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced the list of groups participating in the inaugural parade. More than 8,000 people from 40 different organizations will be involved, including, but not limited to: drill teams and color guards; police and firefighter units; national chapters of prominent service organizations; equestrian clubs; and various college and high school bands. According to the PIC, each branch of the military will be represented in the parade.
You can view the full official list of participants here.