WASHINGTON – The 2021 Presidential Inauguration will bring five days of special programming leading up to the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
The Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) announced Wednesday the official inaugural ceremonies, which will be smaller this year due to the pandemic, will to take place on Jan. 20 with Biden slated to take the oath of office at 11 a.m. Central, followed by Biden’s inaugural address.
You can watch the ceremony on KPRC on-air and online. Other networks and streaming sites will also carry the events.
Prior to the Inaugural Ceremony, a series of special events will allow Americans to safely honor their traditions from their own homes, from doing community service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, to laying wreaths on Arlington National Ceremony. A memorial honoring those who died of COVID-19 will also take place on Jan. 19, the PIC said.
A virtual Parade Across America will also take place during the Inaugural Ceremony, which highlights Americans from all walks of life and celebrating America’s heroes.
A 90-minute primetime special “Celebrating America” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the evening of Jan. 20, hosted by Tom Hanks. Appearances and performances will include Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, and Justin Timberlake.
The special will also feature remarks from both the President-elect and the Vice President-elect.
Schedule of events:
Jan. 18 - National Day of Service
Jan. 19 - Wreath laying on Arlington National Ceremony, Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial
Jan. 20 - 2021 Inaugural Ceremony, Parade Across America, “Celebrating America”
This is a developing report. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.