Inaugurations are usually a jubilant celebration of the peaceful transfer of power in the oldest democracy in the world

After the violent and fatal rupture of the US. The Capitol of a pro-Trump mob and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will be unique in American history

For the 59 Swearing in ceremony, an unprecedented level of security is achieved as law enforcement is on alert to prevent further possible attacks and riots

DC. Mayor Muriel Bowser has asked officials to discourage spectators from attending the inauguration to prevent violence during the event

Thousands of National Guard troops will be deployed around the 7-foot non-scalable fence that surrounds the US Capitol, which is topped with barbed wire, and the National Parks Service will also conduct a temporary public closure of the National Mall from January 15-15 Jan 21

Not to mention the fact that outgoing President Donald Trump will not be attending the inauguration for the first time in more than 100 years, a move Biden described as “good” “

Trump plans to leave Washington on the morning of his inauguration in a “military” farewell to Joint Base Andrews, from where he will head to Mar-a-Lago, his Florida residence

Outgoing presidents generally greet the incoming president and then travel together to the Capitol for the ceremony.Only three presidents did not attend their successor’s inauguration – John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Johnson

Vice President Mike Pence, who refused to undermine the election results to keep Trump in power but took 68 days to call his successor, Kamala Harris, will be there

Harris will make history when she becomes the first woman of color to be sworn in as Vice President

With the extensive security measures and the need to avoid large crowds to contain the spread of the coronavirus, most Americans will experience the historic ceremony virtually so you can watch the inauguration on Jan 20

ABC News offers extensive Inauguration Day coverage on Wednesday, January 20 starting at 7 am ET

ABC News Live will also have live coverage from 9 a.m. ET You can stream ABC News Live on the ABC News app, Hulu, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, and Roku TV

A National Day of Service is scheduled for January 18 ahead of Inauguration Day along with a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr Day, followed by a nationwide COVID-19 memorial the next day

On Jan At 20th, the ceremony will include musical performances by Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. Lady Gaga, who worked with Biden on a campaign against sexual assault as Vice President, will sing the national anthem

Members of the clergy close to the Biden family will bless the invocation, and Andrea Hall, president of the International Association of Firefighters, which has long supported Biden, will recite the pledge of allegiance

After Biden’s inaugural address, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at Arlington National Cemetery with other first families. Then a virtual parade will be broadcast with performances from around the US

At 8 p.m. EST ABC News will present, “The inauguration of Joseph R Biden, Jr – An ABC News Special that reports on the historic moments of the day

Then at 8:30 pm EST ABC will air “Celebrating America,” the primetime special previously announced by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, including performances by Bon Jovi and Demi Lovato. The event will be hosted by Tom Hanks moderates

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