Celebrations for the inauguration of Donald Trump begin

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Marissa Almack

Tomorrow President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Since being elected, Trump has been choosing cabinet members in preparation for his entrance into the White House along with Mike Pence, Vice President-elect.

The inaugural celebrations begin today at 3 p.m. at Arlington Cemetery where Trump and Pence will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. They will then make an appearance at the Lincoln Memorial at 4 p.m. for a welcome ceremony that includes musical acts such as Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, and Jon Voight.

Planners of the inauguration are expecting around 900,000 people to be in attendance of the inauguration and parade. This amount of people is about half the turnout of Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2008.

Trump will be officially sworn-in tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the front of the Capitol Building. He will take the oath of office with one hand on his own personal Bible and the Bible used by Abraham Lincoln at his inauguration in 1861. Trump’s personal Bible was given to him by his mother before his ninth birthday after having completed Church Primary School at his Presbyterian Church in New York, according to the New York Times. Lincoln’s Bible was also used by Barack Obama during his inauguration.

Abraham Lincoln's Bible will be used by Trump when he takes his oath of office.
[/media-credit] Abraham Lincoln’s Bible will be used by Trump when he takes his oath of office.

Trump will make his inaugural address before the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. Indiana marching band from Columbus North High School, high school of Pence, will perform during the parade. The day will end with Trump and Pence attending three inaugural balls to celebrate.

Planners of the inauguration are expecting around 900,000 people to be in attendance of the inauguration and parade. This amount of people is about half the turnout of Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2008.