Tomorrow at noon, the 45th president of the United States will be sworn in. The oath of office will be administered by the Chief Justice John Roberts, and a new era will begin. Regardless of your political affiliation, the history behind this event is something worth commemorating.
For those of you not making the trip to our nation’s capital for this historical event, here are a few ways that you can celebrate it at home:
The theme for this year’s Inauguration Day is Uniquely American, which
recognizes the symbolic importance of today’s event. We may consider it routine, but the inaugural ceremony remains a uniquely American expression of our constitutional system. The peaceful transition between presidential administrations signals that we are united as a people behind an enduring republic (Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies)
Get a sneak peek at the order of events by reading the official Inaugural Program, which also describes the choice and the history behind the Uniquely American theme.
The Inaugural Luncheon menu includes:
- Maine Lobster and Gulf Shrimp with Saffron Sauce, Peanut Crumble and Potato Dumpling
- Grilled Seven Hills Angus Beef with Dark Chocolate Juniper Jus, Potato Gratin, and Parsnip Puree
- Chocolate Souffle with Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
Want to host an identical Inauguration meal in your home? You can. Here are the exact recipes from the Inauguration Lunch:
Want to see updates and chime in on social media? Follow the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies on Twitter (@jccic) and watch for updates under this hashtag:
At 115 pages, the full Inauguration Day Media Guide is a lengthy, but fascinating read into this monumental event for our country. If you’d like to immerse yourself in the full experience of this historical occasion, we highly recommend you give it a read.
At Classic Tassels and More, we celebrate our country’s incredible history and take pride in the freedom we are at liberty to enjoy. As we watch the inauguration of our 45th President this weekend, we will remember that the traditions put forth on this special day have been preserved to celebrate our great nation, to look back from where we have come, and to look forward to a hopeful future.