With the coronavirus pandemic stopping the standard inaugural balls, organizers created a celebratory ambiance with celeb performances.
Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the tip of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden.
Biden and first woman Jill Biden watched the tip of the day’s occasions from a balcony within the White Home on Wednesday night time. The Bidens’ grandchildren danced and clapped on the balcony.
Whereas the coronavirus pandemic and safety considerations in Washington vastly scaled again inaugural occasions, organizers created a celebratory ambiance with stay and recorded celeb performances, ending with singer Katy Perry.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, watched the fireworks from the steps of the Washington Monument after Harris delivered temporary remarks in her first speech to the nation as vp.
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Harris talked concerning the energy of “American aspiration.” She known as on People to recollect “we’re undaunted in our perception that we will overcome, that we’ll stand up.”
She additionally forged her ascension as the primary feminine vp as an indication of the nation’s character.
Borrowing a line she steadily used on the marketing campaign path, she mentioned, “We not solely see what has been — we see what may be.”
Harris gave a nod to American scientists, mother and father and lecturers who’re persevering by means of the coronavirus pandemic and inspired folks to “see past crises.” She spoke throughout President Joe Biden’s “Celebrating America” occasion to mark the inauguration.
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