The 58th Presidential


Donald J. Trump

January 20, 2017

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.

For the inaugural ceremonies, five flags adorn the West Front of the Capitol. The flag of the United States is displayed in the center. To its immediate left and right are flags with thirteen stars representing the original colonies, including the colony of New York. The design of this flag is often attributed to Francis Hopkinson, a member of the Continental Congress. The two outer flags, popularly known as the “Betsy Ross flag,” appeared in the early 1790s.

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Opening Musical


"The President’s Own"

United States Marine Band
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

The Honorable Roy Blunt

Readings & 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 Richard Pence by Justice Thomas, 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.



Readings & 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

Facts, Firsts &



West Front, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC

Noon conditions: temperature of 48o F. Cloudy. Sprinkles during the Swearing-in Ceremonies. S winds around 5 mph.
Lincoln Family Bible &
Trump Family Bible
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)