Trump inauguration committee releases event schedule

Trump inauguration committee releases event schedule
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The Presidential Inaugural Committee released a finalized schedule of events surrounding Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE's inauguration Wednesday.

The festivities will begin Jan. 19 at Arlington National Cemetery, where Trump and Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal When government is closed, American diplomacy pauses Trump signs law guaranteeing back pay for federal workers MORE will lay a wreath, followed by a "welcome concert" at the Lincoln Memorial. 

On Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, Trump and Pence will be sworn in at the U.S. Capitol and will attend an Inaugural Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue. 

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That evening Pence and Trump will attend the inaugural balls.

General public viewing areas for inauguration-goers without tickets will be available at both the Lincoln Memorial welcome celebration and the Inaugural Parade.

The weekend will end with the National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral Jan. 21. 

“President-elect Trump is committed to unifying our country as we once again celebrate the foundation of our American system and the peaceful transfer of power,” committee chairman Tom Barrack said in a statement.

 “The 2017 inaugural celebrations will reflect President-elect Trump's eagerness to get to work in order to make our country safer and stronger.”