Miss the parade? Don't worry — Patch was there.
Thousands participated in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC. Newly sworn-in President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were followed down Pennsylvania Avenue by eight inaugural floats, 60 groups and more than 200 animals. Parade Participants:
Ahead of President Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration Jan. 21, we rounded up historic photos showing presidential oaths of office past.
President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony and celebration Jan. 21, is a far cry from the inauguration of our first president, George Washington. That ceremony was held April 30, 1789 at Federal Hall in New York City, where the federal government was headquartered at the time. Later inaugurations were held in Philadelphia when the federal government moved there. It was there at Washington's second inauguration that he made the shortest inauguration speech on record—133 words and less than two minutes long. One thing all presidential inauguration swearing-in ceremonies have in common, though, are these words: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States and will, to the …