Joe Biden’s pared-down inauguration is to include a “presidential escort” to the White House and a virtual parade as the country continues to adjust with Covid-19.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee is a nonprofit tasked with planning the inauguration,they, they announced Sunday that Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on January 20 will be followed by a “Pass in Review” at the Capitol and then the presidential escort and virtual parade.
The parade will be televised and feature “diverse” performances in communities across the country, the inaugural committee promised.
“We are excited about the possibilities and opportunities this moment presents to allow all Americans to participate in our country’s sacred inaugural traditions,” said Presidential Inaugural Committee Executive Director Maju Varghese said in a statement.
Biden will then review the readiness of the military troops, during the Pass in Review the committee stated, stating that all branches will be represented while following COVID-19 regulations.
Joe Biden will then be escorted from 15th Street to the White House in an event that will also feature every branch of the military, including The U.S. Army Band, a Joint Service Honor Guard and the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and Fife and Drum Corps from the 3rd U.S. Infantry “The Old Guard.”
“The parade will celebrate America’s heroes, highlight Americans from all walks of life in different states and regions, and reflect on the diversity, heritage, and resilience of the country as we begin a new American era,” the Presidential Inaugural Committee stated in a release.