Chelsea Clinton to headline Inaugural service event

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Clinton will be the honorary chairwoman of the 2013 National Day of Service on Saturday, in a weekend full of events leading up to Obama’s second swearing-in ceremony on Monday.

“We are thrilled that Chelsea Clinton will play such a critical role in mobilizing Americans across the country to take part in the National Day of Service,” PIC President and CEO Steve Kerrigan said in a statement. “Through her work with the Clinton Foundation and her recent efforts to help communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Chelsea sets a remarkable example for serving and strengthening our country. As honorary chair, she will be instrumental in helping lead the president’s call to service and growing this important tradition.”

The summit will take place on the National Mall. The president and first family and Vice President Biden and his family will also be on hand.

“There is no more fitting way to mark a presidential inauguration than a day of service,” Clinton said in a statement. “Coming together as a country to strengthen our communities has always been part of the American spirit. I am deeply grateful that President Obama and his administration have put service at the center of the inauguration weekend and I am proud to be part of a nationwide service effort, honoring the service and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and building a brighter future for all of us.”