Biden Inauguration Plans To Feature Nationwide Virtual Parade
President-elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration will include a “virtual parade across America” to “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 parade will be televised and feature “diverse” and “dynamic” performances in communities across the country, the inaugural committee promised. The participants will be announced shortly.
“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.
Inauguration Day will take place on January 20 on the west front of the U.S. Capitol and will include a swearing-in ceremony. Biden and his wife, future First Lady Jill Biden, and Vice-president elect Kamala Harris and her husband plan to participate in a socially distanced Pass in Review on the Capitol’s opposite front side. There, Biden will review the readiness of military troops, keeping with military traditions.
Biden will also receive a traditional presidential escort from 15th Street in Washington to the White House, accompanied by representatives from every branch of the military, which will be socially distanced as well.
The goal is to provide the “American people and world with historic images of the President-elect proceeding to the White House without attracting large crowds.”