by Kent Covington
Posted 1/19/21, 06:25 pm
Much of downtown Washington will be closed to the public at noon on Wednesday when Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. The president-elect will arrive at the U.S. Capitol at 11 a.m., and the inauguration program will begin a short time later with the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Singer Lady Gaga will perform the national anthem. After the ceremony, Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.