A crowd of 800,000 to 900,000 people will witness history as President Barack Obama becomes the nation's first African-American president to welcome a second term and deliver a second inaugural address at the Inaugural ceremony Monday.
Witnesses will fill the National Mall to watch the ceremony, which comes one day after Obama took the oath of presidency at the White House and officially began his second term.
On Monday before noon, Obama will again be sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. While the president took the oath Sunday on a Bible belonging to Michelle Obama's family, he will be using two Bibles: one from President Lincoln and the other from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.--seen as appropriate choices since his inaugural ceremony coincides with Martin Luther King holiday.
Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evans, will deliver the invocation to begin the service. Her prayer will be followed by a performance by James Taylor.
The 57th Presidential Inaugural Ceremony schedule of events is as follow:
11:55 a.m.: Obama takes the presidential oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
11:56 a.m.: The U.S. Marine Band performs "Hail to the Chief," which is followed by a 21-gun military salute.
12:00 p.m.: The president delivers his second inaugural address.
12:21 p.m.: Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"
12:26 p.m.: Richard Blanco reads poem.
12:30 p.m.: The Rev. Luis Leon of St. John's Church on Lafayette Square in Washington D.C. delivers the benediction.
12:34 p.m.: Beyonce performs the National Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
2:32 p.m.: Obama reviews the troops, then departs with his wife and Vice President Biden and his wife for the luncheon and parade.
Live streaming of the inaugural event begins 9a.m. The link can be found here.