Updated: January 20, 2021 6:12:15 pm
As Biden prepares to swear in as the 46th president of the United States after a chaotic election and a tumultuous transition of power, ecstatic netizens got #InaugurationDay and #InaugurationDay 2021 to trend on Twitter.
— Amy Sinclair (@_amysinclair_) January 18, 2021
— Mark Pinter (@markiepinter) January 18, 2021
A new day is coming!!
“Can’t you, feel a brand new day?!” pic.twitter.com/Nvs90SjXBO
— Manny Jones (@MannyJones87) January 18, 2021
— Duchess the Cat (@donnac58) January 18, 2021
— Suburban Woman 🌊🌊 (@suburban_meme) January 18, 2021
— Mary in Ohio 💙 #FBR (@AmburKaJaMa) January 18, 2021
— mini (@minigamergrl) January 18, 2021
I will admit 2021 isn’t off to the start I hoped for.
Let’s celebrate #InaugurationDay as a click reset—the days ahead will be better.
We have to scrub ourselves if the orange stain to start over.
Better days ahead. My champagne is chilling. Cheers, friends. pic.twitter.com/gDmPENeeMV
— UnplannedAdventures (@JustLaughItsOk) January 17, 2021
— Mike #MasksSaveLives 😷😷 (@NHWolf75) January 14, 2021
— Traputxindor (@traputxindor) January 18, 2021
i am so nervous for inauguration day pic.twitter.com/62rNXcqY5Y
— jules rylan ✡︎ (@radiantbutch) January 19, 2021
I’m having spine surgery on inauguration day, and if I wake up and things are a mess I’m asking them to put me right back under.
— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) January 19, 2021
When Kamala comes out on Inauguration Day with “Buss It” playing in the background and the beat drops just as she’s officially sworn in as VP 😍😍
— Fiona Applebum says block Shaun King! (@WrittenByHanna) January 18, 2021
My girlfriends and I are wearing pearls on Joe and Kamala’s Inauguration Day. For those of you who can, we’d be happy if you joined us.
— Trish is back for good. (@sweeterthanhon) January 19, 2021
The inauguration ceremony comes amid “extraordinary” levels of security concerns raised after thousands of Pro-Trump protestors attacked the US Capitol building on January 6.
To honour the nearly 400,000 Americans killed due to the pandemic as well as represent those who cannot attend the ceremony in person, the inauguration committee installed around 200,000 small US, state and territorial flags on the National Mall.
We’re installing almost 200,000 state and territory flags that will cover the entire National Mall for #InaugurationDay!
Become a symbolic sponsor of these flags and donate to our partner charities. pic.twitter.com/DK78iZX1qO
— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 18, 2021
Check out our art installation of nearly 200,000 state and territory flags accompanied by 56 pillars of light 🤩
— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 19, 2021
The flag installation, ‘Field of flags’, was also accompanied by ‘56 pillars of light’, which represented the 50 states and U.S. territories. The pillars were lit up on January 18, for 46 seconds — marking the 46th President of the United States Joe Biden.
The celebrations will be concluded with a 90-minute prime time programme, “Celebrating America,” hosted by Tom Hanks. The program will also feature artists like John Legend, Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake and Kerry Washington.
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