Office of Acquisition and Logistics — Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contracting
On Monday, January 21st, 2013, the world looked on as President Barack Obama took his second oath of office, marking the 57th formal Presidential Inauguration since 1789.
Rooted in tradition, the once simple swearing in of a President has become an event steeped in ceremony and celebration. By 12pm on January 20th (or the next business day if the 21st falls on a weekend day), the President-elect publicly takes the oath of office and proffers his first speech as the elected leader of the United States of America. In the hours that follow, the President-elect and his family join in a celebratory parade attended by tens of thousands of citizens. As evening comes, both Government officials and the public are out in their finest attending any number of Inaugural balls thrown in the President’s honor.
The Presidential Inauguration signifies a key aspect of American life - the peaceful transition of power from on Presidential administration to the next. We celebrate this event every four years as a way of honoring our past and our future.