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Millions of people will head toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term.

On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863.

This year's inauguration will also commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two bibles—one owned by the civil rights activist and one owned by Abraham Lincoln.

The ceremony is followed by the inaugural parade and then the inaugural ball. 

SHARE: Will you be attending any of these historic events? Upload your photos or videos here on Patch to share your experience with your neighbors.

Vito Spago January 19, 2013 at 05:40 AM
David V: Killing babies is control over reproductive choices? What a joke. How about using birth control??? David P. Of course it is not OK to boink Kids, but liberals are ready to throw the Pope in jail for some priests covering up for some pedophiles. Get real. Catholic church does more to help kids than any liberal charities. In fact, name 1 liberal charitie that helps kids. I can name several that kill kids.
HearyehHearyeh January 19, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Vito, Enough of your hostility and ingratitude, these are hard times, we all understand that but enough of your innuendos and accusations. Go get some help. Seriously, deal with your anger...
Mark Paxson January 19, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Actually, most of the inauguration is funded by donors. Government does fund things like security, but given the massive crowds there for the event, I'm willing to bet that the costs to government are more than compensated by the increase in tax revenue from hotels, restaurants, and the like.
Blessed Survivor January 20, 2013 at 12:10 AM
The thugs were offered housing expenses to move from LA to Beaumont, Banning, San Jacinto, Hemet this is why we are seeing a rise in crimes. Please call Obama and thank him for ruining our communities (US Supreme Court`s BOSS). The mayor of LA keeps saying crime is down in LA that`s because they all moved here let`s tell the real truth Mayor. One more thing we the tax payers paid them to move here. That`s right they got housing allowance from our wonderful Federal Government. Lock your doors, load your guns, and get guard dogs families these communities will never be the safe again! Demands for release video http://isun.blogs.mydesert.com/2012/08/26/riverside-county-jails-release-4000-inmates-early-as-state-fights-early-releases/
Blessed Survivor January 20, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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