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A Conservative's Guide To The Trump - Pence Inauguration

If you are attending tomorrow’s historic inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States we want to welcome you to Washington, DC. If you are planning on watching the events on TV or your computer today’s CHQ will give you some background about what’s going on and tell you some inside information you won’t get from the establishment media. 

First, you don’t need a ticket to attend the oath of office ceremony and see Donald Trump inaugurated as our Inauguration day45th President.  

Yes, you will be far out on the Mall – but you will be there when history was made! So, even if you don’t have a ticket for a seat up front you can still be there.  

If you don’t have a ticket, the area on the Mall west of Fourth Street NW will be open to the public without tickets. There will be jumbotrons set up so you can see the oath of office ceremony, before setting out for the Mall be sure to check the list of prohibited items through this link.

You can also attend the parade, but be advised that attending both the oath of office ceremony and the parade will be difficult due to the vast number of people on the Mall and the road closures. We suggest picking one or the other and getting to your location EARLY.

Now, a little about the security situation. 

Yesterday, we, along with a select group of conservatives, received a briefing about the security situation from a Trump transition team official. 

We were told more than 28,000 law enforcement and military personnel will be involved, from the National Guard, U.S. Secret Service, Capitol Police, U.S. Park Police, FBI, Transportation Safety Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration. 

Yes, there will be protests, but there are always threats and Far Left protests when a Republican is elected President. What you haven’t been told is that there will also be pro-Trump demonstrations as well.

Bikers for Trump plans what will be the largest pro-Trump rally in John Marshall Park. Chris Cox, founder of Bikers for Trump calls the planned event a "half-time rally" and said there will be speakers, musical performances, and upwards of 5,000 bikers in attendance. (Take the Metro and get off at Judiciary Square to get to John Marshall Park.) 

We met Cox and several of the Bikers for Trump at the Republican National Convention, many of them are veterans and all are great guys (and gals), so if you want to attend a pro-Trump rally theirs is the one to attend. 

So, what’s the schedule of events? 

THURSDAY, JAN. 19 

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET: Welcome Celebrations 

The Welcome Celebrations will consist of two concerts: "Voices of the People" followed by "The Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration." Both will take place at the Lincoln Memorial. 

3:30 p.m. ET: National Wreath Laying Ceremony 

This event will take place at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. 

FRIDAY, JAN. 20 

11:30 a.m. ET: Oath of Office ceremony 

Donald Trump will take the oath of office as president and Mike Pence will take the oath of office as vice president in a ceremony on the west front of the United States Capitol. 

3 p.m. ET: Inaugural Parade 

Following the ceremony, Trump and Pence, with their families, will lead a parade from the Capitol building to the White House. More than 40 organizations including equestrian corps, first responders, and veterans groups will be represented by 8,000 participants in the parade. 

7 p.m. ET: Inaugural Balls 

There will be three inaugural balls, and the president-elect and vice president-elect, along with their wives, plan to attend them all. These are ticketed events sold out long ago. There are two official presidential balls, Liberty and Freedom both of which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The third ball, The Salute to Our Armed Services Ball, will be attended by members of the military, including Medal of Honor recipients and wounded warriors. This ball also honors first responders. 

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 

10 a.m. ET: National Prayer Service 

There will be an interfaith prayer service at Washington National Cathedral. 

Finally, if you are attending the Inauguration and wish to avoid patronizing establishments that support organizations, like Planned Parenthood, with “agendas that are effectively the opposite of the incoming president’s” please see our article, Where Not to Eat in DC During the Inauguration, for a list of restaurants to avoid. 

Security will be tight at all events and public viewing areas, just as it was at the Republican National Convention, but don’t be afraid to come to see this historic event and participate in the celebration of the rebirth of freedom in our country.

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