58TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES

DONALD J.

TRUMP

January 20, 2017

MICHAEL

PENCE

UNIQUELY AMERICAN

The theme of the 58th Presidential Inauguration,”Uniquely American,” recognizes the symbolic importance of today’s event. We may consider it routine, but the inaugural ceremony remains a uniquely American expression of our constitutional system. The peaceful transition between presidential administrations signals that we are united as a people behind an enduring republic…

INAUGURAL COMMITTEE

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Chairman

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)

Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-WI)

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES

The Swearing-In Ceremony:

Donald J. Trump was sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States, and Michael Richard Pence was sworn-in as the 48th Vice President of the United States.

Location:

West Front, U.S. Capitol

Weather:

At noon, under overcast skies and a light breeze from the south, the temperature in Washington was 48 degrees. A light rain started during delivery of the Inaugural address.

Bible:

The Abraham Lincoln Bible

THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES

The Swearing-In Ceremony:

Donald J. Trump was sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States, and Michael Richard Pence was sworn-in as the 48th Vice President of the United States.

Location:

West Front, U.S. Capitol

Weather:

At noon, under overcast skies and a light breeze from the south, the temperature in Washington was 48 degrees. A light rain started during delivery of the Inaugural address.

Bible:

The Abraham Lincoln Bible

FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS

First time Inaugural Ceremonies were live tweeted; Largest livestream on Twitter ever, with the official feed reaching 6.8 million unique viewers.

OPENING MUSICAL SELECTION
“The President’s Own”
United States Marine Band

CALL TO ORDER AND
WELCOMING REMARKS

The Honorable Roy Blunt

OPENING REMARKS
The Honorable Chuck Schumer

READINGS AND INVOCATION

His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York

Reverend Dr. Samuel Rodriguez
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Pastor Paula White-Cain
New Destiny Christian Center


MUSICAL SELECTION

Missouri State University Chorale


VICE PRESIDENTIAL
OATH OF OFFICE

Administered to Michael Pence
by the Honorable Clarence Thomas,
Associate Justice of
The Supreme Court of the United States


MUSICAL SELECTION
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Donald J. Trump
by the Honorable John G. Roberts Jr.,
Chief Justice of the United States


INAUGURAL ADDRESS
President Donald J. Trump

READING AND BENEDICTION
Rabbi Marvin Hier
Simon Wiesenthal Center

Reverend Franklin Graham
Samaritan’s Purse and The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Bishop Wayne T. Jackson
Great Faith Ministries International


THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Jackie Evancho

OPENING MUSICAL SELECTION
“The President’s Own”
United States Marine Band

CALL TO ORDER AND
WELCOMING REMARKS

The Honorable Roy Blunt

OPENING REMARKS
The Honorable Chuck Schumer

READINGS AND INVOCATION

His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York

Reverend Dr. Samuel Rodriguez
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Pastor Paula White-Cain
New Destiny Christian Center


MUSICAL SELECTION

Missouri State University Chorale


VICE PRESIDENTIAL
OATH OF OFFICE

Administered to Michael Pence
by the Honorable Clarence Thomas,
Associate Justice of
The Supreme Court of the United States


MUSICAL SELECTION
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Donald J. Trump
by the Honorable John G. Roberts Jr.,
Chief Justice of the United States


INAUGURAL ADDRESS
President Donald J. Trump

READING AND BENEDICTION
Rabbi Marvin Hier
Simon Wiesenthal Center

Reverend Franklin Graham
Samaritan’s Purse and The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Bishop Wayne T. Jackson
Great Faith Ministries International


THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Jackie Evancho

HONORARY DEPARTURE

Following the Swearing-In Ceremony on the West Front, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump escorted outgoing President Barack Obama and outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama to the East Front of the U.S. Capitol, where they departed via Executive One.

HONORARY DEPARTURE

Following the Swearing-In Ceremony on the West Front, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump escorted outgoing President Barack Obama and outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama to the East Front of the U.S. Capitol, where they departed via Executive One.

THE SIGNING CEREMONY

After the departure of the former President and First Lady, the new President gathers in the President’s Room just off of the Senate Chamber to sign nominations and sometimes memorandums, proclamations, or executive orders. President Trump, surrounded by the JCCIC Members and his family, signs his first official actions taken as the newly sworn President of the United States.

THE SIGNING CEREMONY

After the departure of the former President and First Lady, the new President gathers in the President’s Room just off of the Senate Chamber to sign nominations and sometimes memorandums, proclamations, or executive orders. President Trump, surrounded by the JCCIC Members and his family, signs his first official actions taken as the newly sworn President of the United States.

THE INAUGURAL LUNCHEON

Members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies hosted a luncheon in honor of the newly sworn-in President and Vice President. Approximately 200 guests including the new President, Vice President, members of their families, the Supreme Court, Cabinet designees, and members of Congressional leadership attended­­ the event in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

THE INAUGURAL LUNCHEON

Members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies hosted a luncheon in honor of the newly sworn-in President and Vice President. Approximately 200 guests including the new President, Vice President, members of their families, the Supreme Court, Cabinet designees, and members of Congressional leadership attended­­ the event in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

INAUGURAL PAINTING

Verdict of the People
George Caleb Bingham
Oil on canvas, 1854-1855
Courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum

Verdict of the People, by George Caleb Bingham, is one of three works by the Missouri artist that comprise the Election Series, presenting the course of democratic elections from public debate between candidates, to the voting process, to the announcement of election. Bingham wanted to visually record the cultural tensions at play in American democracy in the 1850s.

After Election Day, it often took days to compile the votes. The results were publicly announced at the courthouse, and crowds gathered to hear the “Verdict of the People.” This painting depicts a chaotic street scene just as a clerk calls out the election results. Bingham’s electorate is one of inclusiveness. Everyone is here – the well-to-do farmers, laborers, merchants, westerners, kids, politicians, immigrants, veterans, women, and African-Americans. They are elated, dejected, confounded, argumentative, jovial, and intensely serious.

Attendee GiftS

The notecard set features original pencil drawings of the United States Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court of the United States by noted St. Louis, Missouri, artist, L. Edward Fisher. The three images represent the meeting of the three branches of the federal government on Inauguration Day in the uniquely American tradition of the peaceful transition of power. The accompanying pen and letter opener were handcrafted from Missouri walnut by Jon and Debbie Ortmann of Ortmann Woodcraft. Much of the wood used for their products comes from fallen trees on local farms in and around Cape Girardau, Missouri.

The desk plate was crafted by Annieglass based out of California. Annieglass is renowned worldwide for its craftsmanship and is uniquely handmade in Watsonville, California. Founded by Annie Morhauser in 1983, two pieces of the Annieglass Collection are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
The Honorable Roy Blunt

INVOCATION
Dr. Barry C. Black, Chaplain, United States Senate


LUNCHEON
First Course: Maine Lobster and Gulf Shrimp with Saffron Sauce and Peanut Crumble

Second Course: Grilled Seven Hills Angus Beef with Dark Chocolate and Juniper Jus and Potato Gratin

Third Course: Chocolate Soufflé with Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream


PRESENTATION OF FLAGS

Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader,
United States House of Representatives

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader,
United States House of Representatives


PRESENTATION OF
THE OFFICIAL INAUGURAL PHOTO

Charles E. Schumer, Minority Leader,
United States Senate


PRESENTATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL GIFTS

The Honorable Roy Blunt

The President and Vice President are presented with gifts by the Congress on behalf of the American people. For the 8th consecutive Inauguration, Lenox Corporation has created the official Inaugural gifts—engraved crystal bowls. The Presidential crystal bowl shows an image of the White House on one side overlooking the Jefferson Memorial on the opposite side. The Vice Presidential crystal bowl depicts the U.S. Capitol building overlooking the Lincoln Memorial on the other side. Each bowl has a compass rose cut into the base with the points of the compass aligned correctly with the buildings etched into the crystal. The bowls are made of lead crystal and are 12 inches across, and will be placed on top of black cherry wood bases that bear an inscription of the date and occasion engraved into silver plaques.

TOAST TO THE VICE PRESIDENT
Paul D. Ryan, Speaker,
United States House of Representatives

TOAST TO THE PRESIDENT
Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader,
United States Senate

BENEDICTION
Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., Chaplain, United States House of Representatives

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
The Honorable Roy Blunt

INVOCATION
Dr. Barry C. Black, Chaplain, United States Senate


LUNCHEON
First Course: Maine Lobster and Gulf Shrimp with Saffron Sauce and Peanut Crumble

Second Course: Grilled Seven Hills Angus Beef with Dark Chocolate and Juniper Jus and Potato Gratin

Third Course: Chocolate Soufflé with Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream


PRESENTATION OF FLAGS

Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader,
United States House of Representatives

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader,
United States House of Representatives


PRESENTATION OF
THE OFFICIAL INAUGURAL PHOTO

Charles E. Schumer, Minority Leader,
United States Senate


PRESENTATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL GIFTS

The Honorable Roy Blunt

The President and Vice President are presented with gifts by the Congress on behalf of the American people. For the 8th consecutive Inauguration, Lenox Corporation has created the official Inaugural gifts—engraved crystal bowls. The Presidential crystal bowl shows an image of the White House on one side overlooking the Jefferson Memorial on the opposite side. The Vice Presidential crystal bowl depicts the U.S. Capitol building overlooking the Lincoln Memorial on the other side. Each bowl has a compass rose cut into the base with the points of the compass aligned correctly with the buildings etched into the crystal. The bowls are made of lead crystal and are 12 inches across, and will be placed on top of black cherry wood bases that bear an inscription of the date and occasion engraved into silver plaques.

TOAST TO THE VICE PRESIDENT
Paul D. Ryan, Speaker,
United States House of Representatives

TOAST TO THE PRESIDENT
Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader,
United States Senate

BENEDICTION
Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., Chaplain, United States House of Representatives

PASS IN REVIEW

President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Michael Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, along with Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, U.S. Army, is commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR), stand on the steps of the East Front to participate in the Pass in Review prior to departing the Capitol for the Inaugural Parade to the White House.

PASS IN REVIEW

President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Michael Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, along with Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, U.S. Army, is commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR), stand on the steps of the East Front to participate in the Pass in Review prior to departing the Capitol for the Inaugural Parade to the White House.