Full Fledged Agenda of Donald J. Trump’s Swearing in Ceremony on Friday 20th January
By MEHER ONISA : 20-Jan-2017
Mr Donald John Trump will officially replace the outgoing President Barack Obama in the White House on Friday, 20 January 2017. Security gates at the United States Capitol Building will open at 6a.m for the mass.
WHO ARE THE VISITING GUESTS?
Former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, George W Bush’s wife Laura, Jimmy Carter, Congress, politicians and over 900,000 of the fans are expected to pool into the nation's capital on Friday.
WHO IS NOT VISITING?
More than 50 House Democrats, lawmakers, civil rights activist and congressman, John Lewis have refused to attend the ceremony.
Welsh singer Charlotte Church, Elton John, American DJ Moby and many other artists had turned down the opportunity to play in the orchestra.
THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, DAY LONG PUBLIC CONCERT:
The mega gig at the Lincoln Memorial began at 10:35 am local time. with the performances of DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Next program was followed by the Republican Hindu Coalition which further gave rise to the high school musical march past
At 3:30pm Mr Trump and VP-elect Mike Pence paid their tribute to the honour veterans at Arlington National Cemetery
At 4pm Mr Trump delivered his remark
OATH OF OFFICE AT 12PM Local & 5PM GMT ON 20 JANUARY:
Mr Trump will join mass service at St John's Episcopal Church
With Melania Trump, the new president elect will visit President Obama and First Lady over the morning coffee
The couples will take their course to the Capitol Hill
At 9:30 am Inauguration ceremony begins with the musical orchestra
At 11:30 am Opening address will be followed by John Roberts, Supreme Court Justice swearing in Mr Pence
Next, Donald Trump will be sworn into office by John Roberts as the 45th President of the USA for four years
At 11:45am-Noon Obama's term of office finishes
At 3pm-5pm Mr Trump and Mr Pence will undertake a 1.5 mile (2.4km) parade down Pennsylvania Avenue
At 7pm-11pm Mr Trump, Mr Pence and their families will attend series of inaugural balls programmed ahead
21 JANUARY EXTENTION OF THE CELEBRATION:
At about10am, Mr Trump and Mr Pence will attend interfaith National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral which would be followed by the Women's March past in Washington
HOW IS MR. TRUMP CELEBRATING HIS BIG DAY?
The Radio City Rockettes, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Superstars Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood and high-profile entertainers are booked to display their performances one after the other for two long days. The America's Got Talent winner Jackie Evancho will sing the national anthem.
WHEN WOULD MR. TRUMP RESUME OFFICE?
According to Sean Spicer, Trump’s spokesman, the 45th president may start his service in the White House in effect from Monday following the national level celebrations.