Federal workers in the D.C. area will have Inauguration Day, which falls on a Friday, off as a holiday. Everyone else is being asked to consider adjusting their routines.
A chain-link fence was erected last week outside the White House. It’s one of the first signs that construction is beginning on the reviewing stand for the inaugural parade, a ritual that goes back to America’s earliest days.
Not braving the National Mall Monday for
Inauguration Day? WTOP has you covered. We are
spreading out throughout the area to bring you
up-to-the-minute coverage of President Barack
Obama\’s second inauguration.
The transit agency says as of 2 p.m. Sunday that there a few thousand of the cards left at the Metro Center sales office in downtown D.C., but there are long lines to pick up the cards.
Touching door handles, sharing toilets and
shaking hands can easily spread the flu virus,
especially at a time when hundreds of thousands
of people travel to the District for the
presidential inauguration this weekend.
As tourists from throughout the globe descend on
D.C., pedicab drivers from all over the country
prepare for what will likely be the industry\’s
A large migration to the nation\’s capital will
peak this weekend as the final preparations for
the 57th Presidential Inauguration are rushed to
In the run-up to President Barack Obama\’s
second Inauguration Day, the president\’s
security team worries most about the hands of
people in the crowd and those
typing hostile commands on computer keyboards
and devices far from the National
Death, weather, technology and religion: All have
changed the course of presidential history on
On Inauguration Day, \”all aboard\” is more wishful
than realistic on some Metro platforms.
Monday\’s inauguration is expected to be both
smaller and less expensive than President Obama\’s
first swearing in four years ago.
On Inauguration Day, security along the 1.2-mile
stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White
House and the U.S. Capitol, could present the
greatest challenge to date for the Secret Service
and its partners, say security experts.
Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer talks about
the logistics that go into coordinating so many
VIPs at the same time.
From the ceremonies to the celebrations, the
presidential inauguration is a tradition that
is highly scripted and precisely calculated.
However, four years ago during President Barack
Obama\’s first inauguration, something happened
Learning from the mistakes of inaugurations past,
Inauguration Day committees are using the power
of GPS and mobile apps to help guests and well-
wishers get where they\’re going on time.
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