The Inauguration is a week away. After what Obama did to the Cubans today, it can’t come fast enough. Doesn’t Obama realize his executive orders will be overturned in a week? SMH
The Inaugural celebration begins on Thursday morning January 19th with a wreathe laying ceremony at Arlington cemetery followed by a “Make America Great Again” (the theme of the weekend) celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. One Inaugural Ball will be held that evening hosted by the Great America Alliance. More on the Ball here.
The Inauguration begins at 9:30am on Friday the 20th. For the 250,000 people with tickets the gates will open at 6:00am to begin security screenings. There’s a long list of things you cannot bring into that area. Those without tickets, all 500,000 of them, can stand on the mall behind the invited guests. Tickets for all Inaugural events here.
Following the Inauguration, and lunch at the Capitol, will be a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. In the parade will be 8,000 participants from 40 organizations. This parade will be shorter than past Inaugural parades because Trump has work he wants to do before the evening Balls.
Thursday and Friday nights there will be many different celebratory Balls including the Deploraball. The list of unofficial Balls can be found here. There will be three ‘official’ balls which means Trump and/or Pence will be in attendance. Two of those Balls will be for people from across the country. Both will take place at Walter E. Washington Convention Center. A third official Ball, Salute to Our Armed Services Ball, will be held at the National Building Museum. That ball is by invitation only. More on the Balls and tickets for the Balls here.
Fairfax County Government has things you should know about the Inaugural weekend whether you are attending Inaugural events or not.
On Saturday January 21st a group of women, estimated to be 150,000, will go to the Mall in their little pink pussyhats to protest Trump’s Presidency. I have no idea what this march is supposed to accomplish but I’m sure they’ll have fun. More on the march here.