Inauguration Day timeline - Macleans.ca

Inauguration Day timeline

For those wondering, Obama’s big speech starts at about noon

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Inauguration Day timeline

9:00 am : VIPs begin arriving

9:45 : Platform seating begins

11:03 : Former Presidents announced and seated

11:20 : President Bush and VP Cheney announced and seated

11:25 : President-elect Obama is announced and seated

11:30 : Program begins

11:46 : Vice Presidential Oath administered by Justice Stevens

11:49 : Performance by Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, Gabriela Montero, Itzhak Perlman

11:56 : The Presidential oath is administered by Chief Justice Roberts

12:01 pm : Inaugural address

12:27 : Benediction given by Reverend Lowery

12:32 : Departure ceremony

12:36 : President and Mrs. Bush depart from the East plaza in a helicopter

12:52 : Presidents Room signing in

1:05 : Statuary Hall luncheon

2:32 : Review of the troops

2:36
: POTUS leaves with parade

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