On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States and thereby commence his 4-year tenure.
As the inauguration draws closer, what are some facts you need to know about the preparations that have been put in place for this history making inauguration:
The inauguration will take place at a public ceremony that is to be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
The inauguration theme is "Uniquely American", a phrase that highlights the inaugural ceremony as "a uniquely American expression of our Constitutional system."
According to the Trump team, the theme also stresses the peaceful transition of power, and that the American people are "united behind an enduring republic."
3. What will it involve?
The inaugural ceremonies will include concerts, the swearing-in ceremony, luncheon and parade, inaugural balls, and the interfaith inaugural prayer service.
During this ceremonies, the presidential oath will be administered to Trump by John Roberts the Chief Justice of the United States, and the vice presidential oath of office will be administered to Pence by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.
4. The Inaugural committee
The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Committee will organize several other inauguration‑related events at the direction of the President‑elect and Vice President‑elect of the United States, such as the train ride, concerts, parade, balls and prayer service.
Thomas J. Barrack Jr is the chairman of the committee, which expects to raise $70 million. The co-chairs of the committee are Lewis M. Eisenberg and Roy Bailey.
5. Schedule of events
The schedule of events is set to commence on January 19 with a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery attended by the President-elect and Vice President-elect.
After which, there will be a concert titled “Make America Great! Welcome Celebration” which will be held at Lincoln Memorial afterwards.
The following day will be the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol, followed by the parade on Pennsylvania Avenue and the inaugural balls later on.
6. After events
Following that a National Prayer Service will be held on January 21 at the Washington National Cathedral.
7. Trump's speech
Donald Trump's inaugural address will be written by Stephen Miller, who was the speechwriter of most of his campaign speeches.
The new President and Vice President will also attend several dinners honoring them, and there will be a ball honoring the Armed Forces and first responders.
Below is a video on the Trump inauguration: