Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Swearing in the 44th President of the United States -Barack Obama

The swearing in of Barack Obama began after Aretha Franklin sang "Our Country Tis of Thee".

Congratulations to the 44th President of the United States. May the Lord God watch over you to guide and protect you in the service to God and your country, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I will keep you in my prayers every day.
-Cheryl Lynn Gardner, a/k/a The Midnight Writer

11:57 am: Senator Bennett announced the officiator of the oath of office Chief Justice

11:57 am: Vice President Joe Biden is sworn in by reciting the oath of office.

Air and Simple Gifts musical performance by Itzhak Perlman and Yo Yo Man.

12:05 noon Eastern Time: Chief Justice , the Honorable Roberts administers the oath of office to the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama.

12:05 noon: Barack Obama is officially the 44th President of the United States to much cheering and cannon fire as he is given a 21 gun salute.

Cheryl Lynn Gardner
The Midnight Writer
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