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Monday, January 21
Millions of people watched President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term today at the 57th Presidential inauguration. Were you one of them? On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration also commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president honored King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two bibles—…
Here are some questions and answers about today's second public inauguration of President Barack Obama; RI is represented in the inaugural parade by the Portsmouth High School Marching Band.
Monday, January 21
America celebrates the 57th Presidential Inauguration today, Jan. 21, at noon -- a day later than the U.S. Constitution requires. But the very public ceremony has been held a day late two times before, and President Barack Obama was to be sworn in for his second term by noon on Sunday, Jan. 20, in a private ceremony to meet the constitutional mandate. So, expect all the public pomp and circumstance today that corporations and well-heeled individual donors are paying for for this quadrennial celebration. Here are some questions and answers about today’s event. Q. Where does the swearing-in take place? A. The west front of the U.S. Capitol. Q. Is there a theme for this inauguration? A. Yes, “Faith in America’s Future." Q. How many people are…