Friday, January 25, 2013

West Wing Week: "Behind the Scenes: Inauguration 2013," 01/25/13

Saturday, January 19th
  • The First Family participated in the National Day of Service, helping out in the construction of some new bookshelves at Burrville Elementary School in Washington DC.
  • The first Lady and Dr. Biden kicked off Inauguration weekend by honoring military families at the, “Our Children, Our Future” kids’ concert.
Sunday, January 20th
  • The Vice President was sworn into office by Justice Sotomayor.
  • The President traveled to Arlington National Cemetery to meet the Vice President for a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
  • The President was officially sworn into office by Chief Justice Roberts.
Monday, January 21st
  • The 57th Inaugural Ceremony in our nation’s history occurred on the National Mall, followed by the Inaugural Parade.
  • In the evening, the President attended the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball and the Inaugural Ball, with Jennifer Hudson providing the soundtrack to his dance with the First Lady.
Tuesday, January 22nd
  • The President, Vice President, First Lady, and Dr. Biden attended the 57th National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral.
  • The President and First Lady greeted guests on a White House tour.
  • The President attended the Staff Ball to thank and celebrate with those who worked on his campaign and in his White House administration.
Thursday, January 24th
  • The Vice President hosted a “Fireside Hangout” on Google+ to talk about reducing gun violence.
  • The President introduced his nominee to be the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Joe White, and announced that he will re-nominate Richard Cordray to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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