First Nail Ceremony kicks off Inauguration Construction
Members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies joined together September 20, 2012 on the West Front of the Capitol and hammered nails into a plank on the site of the platform where the President will take the oath of office on January 21, 2013. From left to right: Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Harry Reid, Representative John Boehner, Representative Eric Cantor, Representative Nancy Pelosi.
The Presidential swearing-in takes place on Monday, January 21, 2013, since January 20, 2013, is a Sunday. S. Con. Res 35 established January 21, 2013, as the official date for the Inaugural.
More about the construction of the platform visit: www.aoc.gov/press-room/inauguration-construction
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