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Parade and Ceremonial Swearing-in Held January 21, 2013

More Than 8,000 Take Part in Inaugural Parade

Obamas and Bidens walk parts of the parade. NBC's Al Roker scores a handshake from the veep.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013  |  Updated 5:35 AM CDT
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade.

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue Monday, waving to cheering crowds of thousands after the president was sworn in for his second term in office.

The first couple were shown stepping out of their escort car at two points along the Washington, DC route from the Capitol to the White House. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill also walked a portion of the parade. NBC's Al Roker scored a handshake from Biden as he walked by -- and Roker marked his coup by dropping his microphone and saying, "I'm done."

 

 

More than 8,000 people and nearly 200 animals took part in Monday’s 57th inaugural parade.

The parade featured eight floats. Marching bands and military units representing the country’s Armed Forces were among the 60 groups that participated in the historic parade, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced.

The Obamas and Bidens later watched the processional from a reviewing stand at the White House.

Here was the order of the parade, courtesy of the Inaugural Committee.

The Presidential Escort
The Presidential Escort is a military and civilian formation that escorts the President, Vice President, and their families from the Capitol to the White House following the swearing-in ceremony. The escort will include representatives from the five branches of the United States Military, elected officials, and local and national law enforcement organizations.
 

Division One
United States Army Staff
United States Army Field Band
United States Military Academy
United States Army 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
United States Army Color Guard
District of Columbia Army National Guard
United States Army Reserve 200th MP Command
Punahou High School Marching Band and JROTC Color Guard, Hawaii
Hawaii Home State Float
Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps, Iowa
Caisson Platoon, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment
Miami University Marching Band, Ohio
Illinois Home State Float
South Shore Drill Team, Illinois
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, South Carolina
Kamehameha Schools “Warrior” Marching Band, Hawaii
Ambulance 255 Project, Connecticut
81st Regional Support Command Wildcats, South Carolina
Jackson Memorial High School “Jaguar” Band, New Jersey
Seguro Que Si, Florida
Kansas University Trumpet Ensemble, Kansas
 

Division Two
United States Marine Corps Staff
United States Marine Band “The President’s Own”
United States Marine Corps Active Company
United States Marine Corps Color Guard
United States Marine Corps Reserve Company
Chinese American Community Center Folk Dance Troupe, Delaware
Delaware Home State Float
University of Maryland “Mighty Sound of Maryland” Marching Band, Maryland
Pennsylvania Home State Float
Boy Scout Troop 358, Germantown, Pennsylvania
Palm Springs High School "Spirit of the Sands" Marching Band and Visual Corps, California
Ballet Folklórico De La Raza, Colorado
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company A, Massachusetts
Utuqqagmiut Dancers, Alaska
A Therapeutic Equine Assisted Self-Confidence Experience (A.T.E.A.S.E.), Wisconsin
Palmview High School Mariachi and Folkloric Group, Texas
NASA - Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Curiosity Rover
Dobyns-Bennett High School Band, Tennessee
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company B, Maryland
Boston College “Screaming Eagles” Marching Band, Massachusetts
 

Division Three
United States Navy Staff
United States Navy Band
United States Naval Academy
United States Navy Active Company
United States Navy Color Guard
United States Navy Reserve Company
Georgia State University Marching Band, Georgia
Martin Luther King, Jr. Float
Ballou Senior High School "Majestic" Marching Knights, District of Columbia
Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team and Color Guard, Michigan
Calera High School “Eagle” Marching Band, Alabama
Gym Dandies Children’s Circus, Maine
Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, Massachusetts
Civil Rights Float
Lesbian and Gay Band Association
Native American Women Warriors, Colorado
Little Rock Central High School Band, Arkansas
Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance, Utah
Central Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard, Washington
 

Division Four
United States Air Force Staff
United States Air Force Band
United States Air Force Academy
United States Air Force Active Company
United States Air Force Color Guard
District of Columbia Air National Guard
United States Air Force Reserve Company
Grambling State University “Tiger” Marching Band, Louisiana
Tuskegee Airmen Float
Norwich University Regimental Band, Vermont
Montana Delegation, Montana
Wind River Dancers, Wyoming
Canine Companions for Independence
Navajo Nation Band, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico
United War Veterans Council, New York
Pearl River Community College Marching Band, Mississippi
Union High School Air Force JROTC, Oklahoma
Fergus Falls High School Marching Band, Minnesota
Northwest Dragon and Lion Dance Team, Oregon
Asheville High School Marching Band, North Carolina
 

Division Five
United States Coast Guard Staff
United States Coast Guard Band
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Coast Guard Active Component
United States Coast Guard Color Guard
United States Coast Guard Reserve Component
United States Merchant Marine Academy Staff
United States Merchant Marine Academy Band
United States Merchant Marine Academy Color Guard
United States Merchant Marine Academy Company
Northern State University “Marching Wolves,” South Dakota
Military Spouses of Michigan, Michigan
Londonderry High School Marching Band and Color Guard, New Hampshire
Culver Academies, Indiana
Portsmouth High School “Patriots” Marching Band, Rhode Island
The Native American Tribes of North Dakota, North Dakota
Liberty North High School Band, Missouri
Sarpy County Nebraska Metro Area Law Enforcement Honor Guard, Nebraska
Frankfort High School Marching Band, West Virginia
Comparza Morelense, Nevada
Letcher County Central High School Marching Band, Kentucky
Our People, Our Future Float & Citizen Co-Chairs
Firefighters of Idaho, Idaho
Virginia Military Institute, Virginia

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