D.C. gets ready for Presidential Inauguration

December 19, 2012 by  

The festivities in the capital surrounding the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. will begin on Monday, January 21.

After the Swearing-in Ceremony and the Inaugural Address, the Inaugural Parade will take place in honor of the President of the United States re-elected for the new four-year term, accompanied by dozens of balls and galas.

An official theme has been dedicated as ‘Faith in America’s Future’, which will commemorate the country’s unity and perseverance through the trying past few years going forward. This will mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the Statue of Freedom placement atop the Capitol dome in the year of 1863.

Over a million people are expected to attend the events throughout the week. A dedicated Presidential Inaugural Committee is in charge of planning the official balls. Many unofficial balls and parties are planned by other governmental societies, organizations, and private individuals.

For those attending the festivities, several guidelines have been issued, including planning routes and transportation. The Metro system is usually the easiest method, although long lines and delays are likely, so purchasing early is recommended.

Parade and event participants and attendees will be subject to thorough security screening, so ample time should be allowed for this action. Several websites involving this event have information on prohibited items.

Banner printing will no doubt be a big task for local printing companies as many banners are used throughout the city to direct attendees to appropriate areas and keeping the traffic flowing. Banners specify various events, times, and locations and are very helpful in guiding the public.