On Monday, January 21 to President Obama will give his second Inaugural address. If you won’t be in Washington, D.C. to attend the ceremony, then tune in Monday morning at 9:00am to see the start of the inauguration festivities. The President will be sworn in officially at 12:00pm EST to begin his second term.
The theme for this year’s Inauguration is Faith in America’s Future, and will commemorate the perseverance and unity of the American people, as well as the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the placement of the Statue of Freedom on top of the Capitol Dome. As part of the Inauguration celebration, the President proclaimed January 19, 2013 as a National Day of Service to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Both the President and the Vice President, as well as their families, will participate in service projects throughout the Washington, D.C. area. If you would like to participate in the National Day of Service, click here for more information.For educational resources to use in preparation for Inauguration, please click here.
With the fiscal cliff only narrowly averted, the sequestration cuts postponed until March, no FY 2013 budget and the 113th Congress only just begun, the Inauguration will provide important perspective on the priorities and the tone of the coming four years. Will the President mention education? Will he address the divided Congress and the budget? CEC will be watching and reporting, and we hope you will be too!