The Washington Times - January 19, 2009, 09:06PM

If you aren’t one of the millions in Washington to be part of the inauguration tomorrow, you can participate from your computer at home or at work.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee just reminded supporters they can stream the entire ceremony - away from the frigid temperatures and potential snow flurries - online at http://www.pic2009.org/.

Here’s the note that just went out:


Dear Friend,

Today, Americans in all 50 states answered President-elect Obama’s call to service.

Thousands of people stood up to renew America together, doing everything from working in homeless shelters and mentoring young people, to assembling more than 80,000 care packages for our troops at a service event here in Washington, D.C.

Thank you for a great day of service.

Tomorrow, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be sworn-in as President and Vice President of the United States.

You can watch the Swearing-In ceremony live on our website beginning at 11:00 a.m.

http://www.pic2009.org/live

In the evening, we will be throwing the first-ever Neighborhood Ball, a nationwide celebration of change — and you don’t have to be in the nation’s capital to join in the festivities.

ABC will broadcast the Washington, D.C. Neighborhood Ball beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST, and people at Neighborhood Balls across the country will be sending in photos and videos of their celebrations. Some may even be featured in the official Inaugural book.

I encourage you to share your own photos and stories:

http://www.pic2009.org/celebrate

You can also text OBAMA to 56333 for instructions on how to send in congratulation messages and pictures from your mobile phone.

This inauguration is more than just the beginning of a new administration. It is the beginning of a nationwide spirit of unity and service.

I hope you will stay involved in the effort to renew America together.

Thank you,

Emmett S. Beliveau
Executive Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee