Within a couple of days, to put it more precisely, on January 20th 2021, US President elect Joe Biden shall assume the office of president. The ‘Presidential Escort’, a grand ceremony that it is shall be toned down this time due to the challenging ball game played by COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the latest reports, President-elect Joe Biden won’t get a traditional inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue after he takes the oath of office, but he will get a presidential escort to the White House. Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden will forgo the traditional inaugural parade on Jan. 20, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Sunday. Instead, the Bidens will receive a presidential escort from 15th Street to the White House after his swearing-in on the West Front of the Capitol. The escort will include representatives of every branch of the military, including the U.S. Army Band, a Joint Service Honor Guard, and the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and Fife and Drum Corps from the 3rd U.S. Infantry “The Old Guard.”
The planning committee seems to be overexcited in making this venture a grand success.
“This is an exciting opportunity to work with Americans across the country to showcase President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect (Kamala) Harris’ steadfast commitment to a diverse, inclusive and unified nation,” said Tony Allen, the inaugural committee’s chief executive officer.
The 46th US President Joe Biden shall assume the office soon!
They have been seriously pondering about and looking for ways to continue many inaugural traditions while protecting the health and safety of Americans amid the deadly corona virus pandemic. Catering to the dreadful pandemic situation that the nation is immersed in, the committee said: “There are many grand traditions to the inaugural, and we plan to honor them by highlighting more of our nation’s people than ever before while keeping everyone safe.”
Going against the grain by replacing the traditional parade with a presidential escort shall be a novel experience for the citizens of theUS, a remarkable moment in the history of the nation so far. The event is made more innovative with a “virtual parade” which will be televised and will be featured with the performances in communities across the country. The parade will celebrate America’s heroes, highlight Americans from all walks of life in different states and regions, and reflect the country’s diversity, heritage and resilience, inaugural planners said.
Participants for the virtual parade will be announced in the coming weeks, but the inaugural committee said the programming will include musical acts, local bands, poets, dance troupes and others paying homage to America’s heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic.
After the swearing-in, Biden, Harris and their spouses will participate in a “Pass in Review” ceremony on the Capitol’s East Front with members of the military with which the ceremony shall come to an end.
The entire nation is zealously anticipating for the D-Day! The world awaits!