Fellow blogger, MA wrote a great post yesterday on the inauguration of President Barack Obama. This being such a historic occasion, there are a lot of commentary and thoughts about the event. President Obama’s inaugural address was posted on the internet soon after it was delivered. And, while trying to find late-breaking images of yesterday’s events, I stumbled open an entire Inauguration 2009 Flickr group pool of pictures.
Our country’s 200+ year Presidential Inaugural tradition has some interesting history. For example, the swearing-in traditionally takes place before noon, and only two inaugurations were moved indoors due to cold weather (William Taft in 1909 and Ronald Reagan in 1985). The library has a few books on the subject if you’re interested in reading more. You can also check out the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to view videos of previous inaugurations.