Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tuesday morning's service will include participants from several Christian denominations, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, according to a cathedral statement.
Tuesday's Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral will include participants from several Christian denominations, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, according to a cathedral statement. The prayer service will start at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22, and will be webcast live at www.nationalcathedral.org. Only invited guests will be attending the service. "We are so blessed to be joined by leaders of many faiths for this prayer service to lift up our nation and our president," the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Washington National Cathedral, said in a statement. "To have represented the diverse faith perspectives of America within the [Washington National] Cathedral’s nave is a sign of the distinct role that people of faith…
Supporters hopeful President Obama will do more for middle-class America.
Lisa Hightower didn’t attend President Barack Obama’s first inauguration four years ago and refused to miss this one. Hightower, who traveled from Brooklyn, N.Y. with her children, said they wouldn’t miss this inauguration for the world. With a full plate of issues, including trying to change the nation's gun laws, Hightower said the next four years could be very trying for Obama. “I expect our president will be challenged,” Hightower said. “This is about our future.” Thousands of people filled the National Mall to hear the president’s inaugural address and try to snap photos of him during the parade. Some were vocal about their wish list for the president, hoping he does more to unite Democrats and Republicans while others voiced their …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Read the full text of President Barack Obama's speech made on the occasion of his second inauguration.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 Washington, DC Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, …
Rock Creek Parkway will follow a holiday traffic schedule throughout the park for Inauguration Day
Rock Creek Parkway will be open to traffic Inauguration Day, following a holiday traffic schedule. According to the National Park Service there will be some road closures in effect to help secure the Memorial Bridge and Independence Avenue. There will be some closures along the parkway beginning at 5 a.m. Monday including:
Sunday, January 20, 2013
See photos from President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Parade here. If you're attending the inaugural parade, upload your photos to this page!
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See photos from other local residents attending the 2013 presidential inauguration Monday. Are you going to be in downtown D.C.? Upload your photos here, too!
Upload your photos from Inauguration Day and they will be featured in this post. Just click "Upload Photos & Videos" and add a caption. Also, tell us about your inauguration experience in the comments section below!
If you decided to pass on the events on the Mall, local businesses will be showing the 2013 Presidential Inauguration on television.
If all the talk about street closures, long lines and cold weather made you decide to stay in Georgetown during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration ceremony and events downtown, you can enjoy a quiet meal locally and still catch the inaugural address and parade on television. Rhino Bar will not only have the inauguration on all screens, but also will offer a drink special to include $5 glasses of wine and champagne and half price Burgers and Steak & Cheese sandwiches. Martin's Tavern will be tuned in to the inauguration ceremonies on its television at the bar. They will also turn on their extra large television that faces the dining room so you can enjoy your hot toddy and be a part of history in your own way. All of the Clyde's family of …
As Obama takes the oath on Jan. 21, temperatures could be in the low 30s with some winter weather possible Monday.
The weather forecast for President Barack Obama's second inauguration calls for temperatures in the 30s, and those cold temperatures may be paired with some snow flakes. But temperatures will begin to fall below freezing overnight Sunday and early into Monday and will just begin reaching the upper 30s as the event begins. The National Weather Service says temperatures may reach up to 38 degrees in Washington on Monday. Winds will be up to 10 mph. The view should be unobstructed for the main event at noon under partly sunny skies, but the NWS suggests scattered snow showers may begin after 1 p.m. There's a 30 percent chance of precipitation. If you're going, here are some tips for what to wear to watch the inauguration ceremony. And we …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Transportation, food and what you need to know to get downtown and around the District on Inauguration Day.
While the crowds may not be as intense as in 2009, when an estimated 1.8 million people came to DC for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, there’s still a lot of information you will need to know to survive the day. From Metro closures and changes to where to eat and how to stay warm, Patch has you covered. Do you live or work here in Georgetown? Keep up with local news by signing up for our free daily email newsletter here! TRANSPORTATION Check out Patch’s inauguration travel guide. Metro – Some metro stations will be closed, and some bus routes will be detoured. See our guide to taking Metro this weekend. Then, read ‘What’s Up with the Metro: Inauguration Edition’ and watch this video from Metro to be fully informed and prepared. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Your visual guide to District disruptions on Inauguration Day: blocked streets, including the parade route, and closed metro stations, plus live traffic incidents as they happen. Also find out where to park your bike, and watch the Inaugural Ceremonies.
Map by Martin Burch. Data from the U.S. Secret Service, WMATA and MapQuest.