June 19, 2024
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Kamala Harris enters the White House grounds for first time as vice president


The inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to honor President Joe Biden’s incoming administration is largely a virtual one. 

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to receive a presidential escort from 15th Street to the White House including the US Army Band, a Joint Service Honor Guard and the commander in chief’s Guard and Fife Drum Corps.

Every branch of the military will be represented in the presidential escort, according to the inaugural committee.

The drumlines from the University of Delaware and Howard University will join that event to honor the alma maters of the new president and vice president.

The inaugural committee is also hosting a “virtual parade across America,” which will feature performances in communities across the country — much like the virtual program at the Democratic National Convention, which was forced to go online over the summer in efforts to keep the virus from spreading.

According to a Presidential Inaugural Committee news release, the parade will feature “diverse, dynamic performances in communities in all 56 states and territories, celebrate America’s heroes, and highlight the diversity, heritage, and resilience of the country.”

Here’s what comes next after the parade:

  • 5:15 p.m. ET: Biden signs executive orders and other presidential actions.
  • 5:45 p.m. ET: Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony.
  • 7 p.m. ET: White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds the first press briefing.
  • 8:48 p.m. ET: Biden and Harris deliver remarks at the “Celebrating America” inaugural program.