What to Expect for Trump's Inauguration on Friday
The swearing-in ceremony for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be held this Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm EST on the west front of the United States Capitol building, according to a statement. Several prominent Christian leaders will be in attendance.
Trump will use his own childhood Bible during the swearing in-ceremony as well as the actual Bible Abraham Lincoln used during his inauguration. “In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln appealed to the ‘better angels of our nature,’” Presidential Inauguration Committee Chairman Tom Barrack said in a statement. “As he takes the same oath of office 156 years later, President-elect Trump is humbled to place his hand on Bibles that hold special meaning both to his family and to our country.”
After the swearing-in ceremony, the Inaugural Parade will follow from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. President-Elect Donald Trump and President-Elect Mike Pence will walk from the U.S. Capitol to the White House with over 8,000 people following the route down Pennsylvania Avenue, including numerous members of our armed forces. For the full line-up of parade participants, click here.
Thursday will mark a special welcome celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.