Biden’s Presidential Inauguration

On January 20th, Joe Biden’s inauguration was held, marking him down in history as the 46th president of the United States, along with making Kamala Harris-the first female vice president in the country’s history. The ceremony was held at the west front of the US Capitol building, facing a field of American flags to replace the usual audience unable to attend because of COVID restrictions. The day was filled with many events starting with Biden and Harris being sworn into office followed by Biden’s inaugural address. Later on, both elected officials followed the ongoing tradition of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, then were escorted from 15th Street to the White House by representatives from every branch of the military. The day ended with a televised event called Celebrating America which featured Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and more. In Biden’s address to the nation, he began with stating his path for the country saying, “Over the centuries through storm and strife, in peace and in war, we have come so far. But we still have far to go. We will press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and possibility. Much to repair. Much to restore. Much to heal. Much to build. And much to gain.” With Biden now sworn in as the nation’s president, America will begin a new page in its book of History.