The 54th Presidential

Inauguration

George W. Bush

January 20, 2001

Opening Musical

Selections


The United States Marine Band

Colonel Timothy W. Foley, Director


University of Louisville Choir

Kentucky

Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

Mitch McConnell

Invocation

The Reverend Billy Graham

Musical Selection

Dupont Manual High School/Youth Performing Arts School Choir of Louisville, Kentucky


David Brown, Director

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Dick Cheney by the Honorable William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


An American Medley

Staff Sergeant Alec T. Maly


Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to George W. Bush by the HonorableWilliam Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States.

Inaugural

Address

‘ Thank you all.’

Benediction

Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell

The National Anthem

Staff Sergeant Alec T. Maly

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

George W. Bush had hoped to use the Masonic Bible that had been used both by George Washington in 1789, and by his father, George H. W. Bush, in 1989. This historic Bible had been transported, under guard, from New York to Washington D.C. for the Inauguration but, due to inclement weather, a family Bible was substitued instead.

Location
West Front, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Cold and rainy, with temperature around 35°F.
Bible
Family Bible, closed
Inaugural Committee