Monday, January 21, 2013
Read the full text of President Barack Obama's speech made on the occasion of his second inauguration.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 Washington, DC Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, …
Photos from the Virginia Inaugural Ball on Sunday in Arlington.
This year's Virginia Inaugural Ball was Sunday night at the Westin Arlington Gateway. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe and an estimated 1,100 others attended. [Full story: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'You Can't Help But Feel Optimistic'] The Democratic Party of Virginia and the Arlington County Democratic Committee hosted the event.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
See photos from President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Parade here. If you're attending the inaugural parade, upload your photos to this page!
Upload your photos from the Inauguration Day parade and they will be featured in this photo gallery. Just click "Upload Photos & Videos" and add a caption.
See photos from other local residents attending the 2013 presidential inauguration Monday. Are you going to be in downtown D.C.? Upload your photos here, too!
Upload your photos from Inauguration Day and they will be featured in this post. Just click "Upload Photos & Videos" and add a caption. Also, tell us about your inauguration experience in the comments section below!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
If you're heading downtown any time this weekend, you'll need to know how to get in, get around and navigate the crowds. Free advice here!
While the crowds may not be as intense as in 2009, when an estimated 1.8 million people came to D.C. for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, there’s still a lot of info you need to know to survive the day. From Metro closures and changes to where to eat and how to stay warm, Patch has you covered. Do you live or work here in Herndon? Keep up with local news by signing up for our free daily email newsletter here! Transportation Metro – If you're driving to a metro station to take it into town, know that some metro stations will be closed, and some bus routes will be detoured. See our guide to taking Metro this weekend. Driving – Driving is definitely not recommended. If you’re still thinking about driving downtown, be prepared to sit in…
Options near the Inauguration ceremony and parade in downtown Washington, D.C.
Looking to grab a bite to eat near the 2013 Presidential Inauguration ceremony and parade in downtown D.C.? Here are a few ideas for Monday: If you're heading down early to the Mall for the Inauguration ceremony, why not enjoy a fancy breakfast at the Hay-Adams Hotel, where the Obamas lived for two weeks before the President's first inauguration? Parade bleachers will likely block the view a bit, but you can still stroll around Lafayette Square across the street afterward to see the White House. For more information call (202) 638-6600. Breakfast hours at Lafayette, the hotel's restaurant, are from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday. Because the Obamas will be worshipping across the street at St. John's Church, the hotel's front doors will be closed…
As Obama takes the oath on Jan. 21, temperatures could be in the low 30s with some winter weather possible Monday.
The weather forecast for President Barack Obama's second inauguration calls for temperatures in the 30s, and those cold temperatures may be paired with some snow flakes. But temperatures will begin to fall below freezing overnight Sunday and early into Monday and will just begin reaching the upper 30s as the event begins. The National Weather Service says temperatures may reach up to 38 degrees in Washington on Monday. Winds will be up to 10 mph. The view should be unobstructed for the main event at noon under partly sunny skies, but the NWS suggests scattered snow showers may begin after 1 p.m. There's a 30 percent chance of precipitation. If you're going, here are some tips on how to stay warm while watching the inauguration ceremony. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Your visual guide to District disruptions on Inauguration Day: blocked streets, including the parade route, and closed metro stations, plus live traffic incidents as they happen. Also find out where to park your bike, and watch the Inaugural Ceremonies.
Map by Martin Burch. Data from the U.S. Secret Service, WMATA and MapQuest.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
How to get around Washington on Inauguration Day, including Metro rail, bus, driving, biking and walking.
Click on each transportation mode above to reveal more information and links to resources about each. For additional District and Maryland transportation information, click here.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Many roads will be blocked off, parking will be dicey.
Thinking of driving to the inauguration, are you? Access will be limited, but it can be done—just be ready to sit in a lot of traffic. “Because Inauguration Day falls on a legal public holiday – the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. — this year, tens of thousands of local residents of the District, Virginia, and Maryland will also be in attendance," at the 2013 presidential inauguration, warns Martha Mitchell Meade, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Manager of Public and Government Affairs, in a news release. "... Motorists should keep a full tank of gasoline in their vehicles, just in case they are stranded or stuck in traffic," she noted. "Inauguration goers should have a fully charged cell phone. Because use may be limited, send a text message to …