Please enjoy these clips that we have put together of the Inauguration.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord."
OBAMA'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS
"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."
ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL"
"We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER'S "PRAISE SONG FOR THE DAY"
To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West — know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
"AIR & SIMPLE GIFTS"--YO YO MA, Cello; ITZHAK PERLMAN; Violin, GABRIELA MONTERO; Piano; ANTHONY McGILL, Clarinet; JOHN WILLIAM'S ARRANGEMENT OF AARON COPELAND
Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends — hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism — these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths.Click here to access/read the entire script of President Obama's Inaugural Speech.