Gleeson Library will have the 56th quadrennial Presidential Inauguration on TV live for community members to view in our Electronic Classroom and on the LCD display adjacent to the main library entrance.
Please come on by the library the morning of January 20, 2009 and we’ll have the event going live. The library will start coverage at 8:00 AM and the swearing in takes place at 9:00 (noon on the east coast). If you can’t make it by to watch with us in the library, you can watch the event on-line here and most of the major news sources will stream the swearing-in live as well.
Executive Oath of Office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8
Now the trumpet summons us again–not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are–but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”–a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.
President Kennedy’s 1961 Swearing-In Ceremony