It’s Inauguration Day in the nation’s capital. Donald Trump became our nation’s 45th president when he took the oath of office around noon. Indiana’s very own Mike Pence was also sworn-in as vice president.
Pence used Reagan’s Bible and Trump will use Lincoln’s Bible for the swearing in ceremony.
The Inaugural Parade took place following the ceremony. Three Indiana groups performed in the parade–Columbus North High School marching band, Culver Military Academy and the IMPD Drill Team.
We will live stream both events online and on Facebook. Follow this live blog for updates throughout the day.
FOX59 spoke with the founder of DC Cannabis Coalition, an organization that will hand out 4,200 joints of marijuana for free on Inauguration Day. The reason? Organizers say it’s an effort to promote the legalization of marijuana.
Watch the live interview here
21 active duty IMPD officers will ride in the parade tomorrow. This is the seventh presidential inauguration the team has participated in. They choreographed drills for the parade and it took hours of practice. They will wear their IMPD patrol uniforms.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence will speak at the Indiana Inaugural Ball tonight around 8:30 p.m. We will live stream it here. http://via.fox59.com/29eG1
See live video from the Indiana inaugural ball here: http://via.fox59.com/29eG1
These protesters were at First and C St NW near Capitol Hill. Several protest groups were converging in the area.
The Missouri State University Chorale is now singing an original song called “Now We Belong.” They sound beautiful!
Apparently, the Missouri State University Chorale practices just a few blocks from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and that’s how they were chosen.
Sen. Schumer just introduced Justice Clarence Thomas who will administer the oath of office for Mike Pence.
Mike Pence has been sworn in as Vice President of the United States!
Donald Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States.
Trump: “Together we will determine the course of America and the world.”
Trump: “January 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again”
Trump: “We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but doing nothing about it”
Trump: “We will make America great again. Thank you. God bless you, and God bless America. God bless America.”
Obama gives Trump a pat on the back after his speech.
Jackie Evancho performed the National Anthem, concluding Trump’s swearing-in ceremony.
Donald Trump and Mike Pence are now eating lunch with their families before the start of the parade.
Check out our photo gallery of the inauguration here: http://via.fox59.com/rHOgm
Watch live coverage of the Inaugural Parade in the player above. Refresh the page if you do not see it.
We’ve added more photos to our inauguration photo gallery, including scenes from the Inaugural Parade and protesters. Look through them here: http://via.fox59.com/rHOgm