President-elect Joe Biden’s low-key inauguration on January 20 will include a Pass in Review on the East Front, a presidential escort to the White House, and a virtual parade across America following his official swearing in at the US Capitol, the Presidential Inaugural Committee has announced.

After the official swearing-in ceremony on the West front of the US Capitol, the President-elect, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will participate during a Pass in Review on the East front with members of the military.

Pass in Reviews are a long-standing military tradition that reflect the peaceful transfer of power to a replacement Commander-in-Chief, during which the President-elect, hosted by the Commander of Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, will review the readiness of military troops.

Every branch of the military are going to be represented during this event. Participants are going to be socially distanced and therefore the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), a nonprofit tasked with planning the inauguration, will have vigorous COVID-19 health and safety protocols in situ .

“This is an exciting opportunity to figure with Americans across the country to showcase President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris’ steadfast commitment to a various , inclusive, and unified nation. There are many grand traditions to the inaugural, and that we decide to honor them by highlighting more of our nation’s people than ever before while keeping everyone safe,” PIC CEO Tony Allen said on Sunday.

Thereafter, the President-elect will receive a Presidential Escort from 15th Street to the White House, providing the American people and world with historic images of the President-elect proceeding to the White House without attracting large crowds and gatherings.

Every branch of the military are going to be represented within the escort, including The United States Army Band, a Joint Service guard of honor , and therefore the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and Fife and Drum Corps from the 3rd US Infantry “The Old Guard”. Participants are going to be socially distanced and PIC will have vigorous health and safety protocols in situ .

In light of the pandemic, the PIC will produce a virtual parade across America which will be televised for the American people and have diverse, dynamic performances in communities across the country, the announcement said.

The parade will celebrate America’s heroes, highlight Americans from all walks of life in several states and regions, and reflect on the range , heritage, and resilience of the country because the country begins a replacement American era, it said, adding that the PIC will announce participants within the coming weeks.

This programming will honor long-standing inaugural traditions; provide the American people with the long-lasting images of a replacement president, a replacement vice chairman , and their families making their thanks to the White House; and have musical acts, local bands, poets, dance troupes, and more paying homage to America’s heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic, it said.

“We are excited about the chances and opportunities this moment presents to permit all Americans to participate in our country’s sacred inaugural traditions. This innovative programming will keep people safe and use new ways to usher in Americans across the country — from rural towns and concrete cities to younger and older Americans to everybody and everywhere in between,” said PIC executive Maju Varghese.

“This is an ambitious goal but we are committed to an inclusive and accessible celebration that brings Americans together and unifies our nation, especially during such a troublesome time for our country,” he said.

Last month, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) had said Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ inaugurations are going to be a low-key affair restricted for the general public , urging people to participate within the historic event from range in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

It said that invitations to members of the 117th Congress are going to be limited to themselves and one guest.

The PIC urged the general public to refrain from any travel and participate within the inaugural activities from home.


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