The Presidential Inauguration opened with a prayer led by Father O’Donovan, a friend of the Biden family. Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem, and was followed by Firefighter Andrea Hall from South Fulton, Georgia Fire Department. Firefighter Hall led the Pledge of Allegiance in voice and sign language. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered the vice presidential oath to Kamala Harris and she was sworn in as 46th Vice President of the United States. Jennifer Lopez sang “This Land is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful”. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts administered the oath to Joe Biden and he was sworn in as 46th President of the United States. President Biden delivered remarks focused on “unity” and upon completion Garth Brooks sang Amazing Grace. 22 year old Amanda Gorman, the 2017 national poet laureate, read “The Hill We Climb”, a poem written for the inauguration. The inaugural ceremony concluded with a benediction by Reverend Silvester Beaman.

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