SHARE: Photos from the 2013 Presidential Inauguration

Are you attending the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.


Millions of people will head to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term.

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 will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two bibles—one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one owned by Abraham Lincoln.

For more information about going to the inauguration, such as where to stay and what to bring, click here.

The ceremony is followed by the inaugural parade and then the inaugural ball. 

SHARE: Will you be attending any of these historic events? Upload your photos or videos here on Patch to share your experience with your neighbors.

x January 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
The Patch is kidding, of course. Who would wish to attend this sorry spectacle, or worse yet, take and share images? Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III


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