Today, Americans in all 50 states answered President-elect Obama’s call to service.
Thousands of people stood up to renew America together, doing everything from working in homeless shelters and mentoring young people, to assembling more than 80,000 care packages for our troops at a service event here in Washington, D.C.
Thank you for a great day of service.
Tomorrow, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be sworn-in as President and Vice President of the United States.
You can watch the Swearing-In ceremony live on our website beginning at 11:00 a.m.
In the evening, we will be throwing the first-ever Neighborhood Ball, a nationwide celebration of change — and you don’t have to be in the nation’s capital to join in the festivities.
ABC will broadcast the Washington, D.C. Neighborhood Ball beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST, and people at Neighborhood Balls across the country will be sending in photos and videos of their celebrations. Some may even be featured in the official Inaugural book.
This inauguration is more than just the beginning of a new administration. It is the beginning of a nationwide spirit of unity and service.
I hope you will stay involved in the effort to renew America together.
Emmett S. Beliveau
Presidential Inaugural Committee