The ‘First Nail’ Ceremony marks the kickoff of preparations for the Inaugural swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol. Watch a video and see a slideshow of the platform construction.
75 days, 9 hours until January 21, 2013, Inauguration Day.
Tickets for the Swearing-In
Tickets for the Inaugural swearing-in ceremonies will be distributed in January 2013 by both Senators and Representatives elected (or reelected) this November.
Want to Participate?
Requests to participate in Inauguration Day events for marching bands, equestrians, military groups and floats are collected by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region. The Presidential Inaugural Committee, formed after the November election, selects the participants from these requests.
Since 1901, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has been responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and the luncheon for the Inauguration of the President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol.