WASHINGTON, D.C. — – President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden watch the Inauguration Parade from the official Presidential review stand. The 57th Presidential Inauguration was held in Washington D.C. on Monday, January 21, 2013. The Inauguration included the Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade and numerous inaugural balls and galas honoring the elected President of the United States.
During the 10-day inaugural period approximately 6,000 National Guard personnel from over 30 states and territories worked for Joint Task Force-District of Columbia, providing traffic control, crowd management, transportation, communication, medical and logistical support as well as marching in the Inaugural Parade. More than 13,000 Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve military members were involved in the inauguration.
The procession of more than 8,000 people started at Constitution Avenue continuing down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House included ceremonial military regiments, citizen groups, marching bands and floats. The President, Vice President, their spouses and special guests then review the parade as it passes in front of the Presidential Reviewing Stand.
The presidential inaugural parade included members from all branches of the armed forces of the United States. Since 1789, the U.S. Armed Forces have participated in this important American tradition honoring our Commander in Chief. The parade is organized by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, and participants are selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
(Official U.S. Air Force video by Technical Sgt. Eric Miller/ New York Air National Guard)
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