- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the schedule of events for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, which includes a free concert called the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration.”

Of course, there will be the traditional parade up Pennsylvania Avenue with the newly sworn-in president.

The events will begin Jan. 19 — the day before the swearing-in ceremony — with Mr. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and will conclude Jan. 21 with their participation in the National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral.

“President-elect Trump is committed to unifying our country as we once again celebrate the foundation of our American system and the peaceful transfer of power,” said Tom Barrack, chairman of the inaugural committee. “The 2017 inaugural celebrations will reflect President-elect Trump’s eagerness to get to work in order to make our country safer and stronger.”

The first day of 58th Presidential Inaugural events will be capped by a “Make America Great! Welcome Celebration” concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Tickets will be required for special viewing areas, but no tickets are required for the general public viewing areas, according to the committee.

The swearing-in ceremony will occur Jan. 20 at the U.S. Capitol, followed by the Inaugural Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue. Inaugural balls will be held in the evening.

The next day, the National Prayer Service will conclude inaugural events.

The committee also released an extensive schedule of inaugural events to be held over a five-day span starting Jan. 17, including several dinners honoring the president-elect, vice president-elect and cabinet secretaries.


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