National Day Of Service Kicks-Off Inauguration Weekend

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President Barack Obama is heading up a National Day of Service at the start of a whirlwind weekend of inaugural events marking the end of his historic first term and the start of his second.
Obama, joined by first lady Michelle Obama, will seek to set the tone for the weekend with a service event on Saturday. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will also volunteer in the Washington area.
Obama added a day of service projects to the inaugural schedule in 2009, and he's hoping the event becomes a tradition for future presidents.
On Monday, there will be formal balls, an inaugural parade and, of course, the president's address from the steps of the Capitol.

More on the schedule of events:


Vice President Biden’s official Swearing-in
Location Naval Observatory
Time: 8:15 a.m.

President Obama’s Official Swearing-in
Location: White House-Blue Room
Time: 11:55 a.m.


Ceremonial Swearing-in Ceremony
Location: Capitol Hill
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Inaugural Parade
Location: viewing stands and will be lined along Pennsylvania Avenue
Start time: 2:35 p.m.

The Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Convention Center
Start: doors open at 6 p.m.

The Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Convention Center
Doors open: 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.


National Prayer Service
Location: Washington National Cathedral
Time: 10:30 a.m.