WASHINGTON— Today, Senator Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), announced the theme for the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies“Our Determined Democracy: Forging a More Perfect Union.” When drafting the Constitution, our Founders had the wisdom and foresight to know that to our young nation would face great challenges in the years ahead. This inaugural theme recognizes our country’s continual journey toward a more perfect union.

“The Constitution of the United States serves as a blueprint for our nation’s collective determination to form a more perfect union,” said Chairman Blunt. “When the country and the world gather on January 20, we will witness an event that has become both commonplace and miraculous. The inaugural events are not only a hallmark of American governance and democracy, but also fulfill our Constitutional duty and give assurance–for all people–of our continued and unbroken commitment to continuity, stability, perseverance, and democracy.”

The 59th Inaugural Ceremonies will take place on January 20, 2021, at the United States Capitol. Since 1901, and in accordance with the 20th Amendment of the Constitution, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) has been responsible for the planning and execution of the inaugural ceremonies of the president-elect and vice president-elect of the United States at the Capitol.