The nation celebrates our 44th President of the United, and the re-election of the first African American.
2013 Presidential Inauguration
11 a.m. E.T. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their families will be seated on the podium.
11:35 a.m. Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights activist and widow of slain Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evars, delivers the invocation.
11:45 a.m. Vice President Biden repeats his oath of office. Supreme court Justice Sonia Sotomayor officiates.
11:50 a.m. Performance by singer James Taylor of America the Beautiful.
11:55 a.m. Obama repeats his oath of office as Chief Justice John Roberts officiates.
Noon Obama delivers his inaugural address.
12.21 p.m. Performance by singer Kelly Clarkson of My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.
12:26 p.m. Poet Richard Blanco reads his inaugural poem.
12:30 p.m. The benediction by Dr. Luis León, pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
12:34 p.m. Performance by Beyoncé of the National Anthem.
Lunch break The Obamas and Bidens join members of the Supreme Court, Congress and the cabinet for lunch in the Capitol.
2:30 p.m. Obama reviews troops outside the Capitol.
2:36 p.m. The inaugural parade, featuring floats representing about 60 groups, begins.
5:30 p.m. The parade concludes.
6 p.m. The inaugural ball begins.