Friday, January 18, 2013
Your guide to how two major events will affect the local area.
For only the second time in history, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the public ceremony for the presidential inauguration will occur on the same day: Jan. 21, 2013. Ronald Reagan's second inauguration also coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 21, 1985. The 20th Amendment (ratified in 1933) to the U.S. Constitution changed the beginning of the presidential term from March 4 to Jan. 20, so the president will be sworn in privately on Sunday, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies reported on its website. While traveling into the district this Monday will be more complicated than usual due to road closures, Metro station closures and a number of no-parking zones, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a federal…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Make sure young children have their information written down on a card in their pocket.
It can get be hectic and crowded down on the Washington DC's mall on Inauguration Day. In order to prevent, missing persons reports, the Nationa Park Service and Park Police offer the following tips:
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The group was selected from a pool of more than 2,800 applicants.
The Mighty Sound of Maryland—the University of Maryland's vaunted marching band—is set to participate in the inaugural parade following Barack Obama's Jan. 21 swearing-in ceremony. The band is one of about fifty organizations to receive an invitation to march out of a pool of more than 2,800 applicants (see the full list here). It's not the first time the band's services have been called on for an inauguration. According to WUSA, members previously appeared in Ronald Reagan's (1985), John F. Kennedy's (1960), Dwight Eisenhower's (1953), and Woodrow Wilson's (1917). The parade is expected to start around 2:30 p.m., shortly after the administration of the oath of office and an inaugural luncheon with congressional leaders.