Members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies joined together September 20, 2012 on the West Front of the Capitol and hammered nails into a plank on the site of the platform where the President will take the oath of office on January 21, 2013. From left to right: Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Harry Reid, Representative John Boehner, Representative Eric Cantor, Representative Nancy Pelosi.
The Presidential swearing-in takes place on Monday, January 21, 2013, since January 20, 2013, is a Sunday. S. Con. Res 35 established January 21, 2013, as the official date for the Inaugural.
More about the construction of the platform visit: www.aoc.gov/press-room/inauguration-construction
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April 2, 2014