Inauguration Day is Friday, January 20, 2017 and it’s not just a day when the newly elected president and vice president are sworn into office. Starting with a morning worship service and ending with the inaugural ball, it is an event filled day rich with tradition, some of it dating back to George Washington’s first inauguration in 1789.
Find out more about the upcoming inauguration at these links
- Inauguration Day Events from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. This committee also has great information about past inaugurations, including speech transcripts, weather reports, and fun facts.
- U.S. Presidential Inauguration information from the City of Washington DC.
- Presidential Inauguration 2017 links from USA.gov.
- Explore Presidential Inaugurations with Library of Congress Primary Sources.
And don’t forget to explore the government information and history resources in GoWYLD.net.