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Obama, Biden Inauguration road show to hit Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore


from a Presidential Inauguration Committee release......

President-Elect and Vice President-Elect to Host Events in Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore on Weekend Before Inauguration

Obama, Biden and Their Families Will Travel to DC by Train on Jan. 17th

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee announced that the President-elect, Vice President-elect and their families will travel - via railroad -- to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 17th and host events along the way in Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore. The trip marks the final leg of a journey that began on the steps of the Old State Capitol in Illinois and will culminate on the steps of the United States Capitol.

"As part of the most open and accessible Inauguration in history, we hope to include as many Americans as possible who wish to participate, but can't be in Washington," said Emmett S. Beliveau, Executive Director of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. "These events will allow us to do that while honoring the rich history and tradition of previous inaugural journeys."

In the tradition of past Presidents-elect, the daylong trip will include a series of events on the way to Washington, DC. Saturday morning, President-elect Obama and his family will hold an event in Philadelphia before boarding a train bound for Wilmington, Delaware, where he will be joined by Vice President-elect Biden and his family. Together, the families will travel to Baltimore, Maryland, and hold another event, before finally arriving in Washington, D.C. on Saturday evening.

In keeping with the theme of the 2009 Inauguration, "Renewing America's Promise," the President-elect and Vice President-elect will hold events in some of the cities instrumental to that promise: Philadelphia, where that promise was realized; Baltimore, where that promise was defended, then immortalized in our national anthem; and Washington, where Americans of all backgrounds will gather over four days, united in common purpose and resolved to renew that promise once more.

Additional details of the inaugural trip, including information on each event, will be released at a later date.

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Congradulation to you!! May God bless u and your family. I'm the mother of two teenage boy an plan to attend your inarguration. You have brought us closer together though conversation about first the election, the great hope than the election day we watch as a family including there girlfriends we watch an spare pride we know that we be just 4 in a million but we'll be in the million.Again, as you have stated The road will be hard.


We are among the blessed to have been chosen to perform for the "Yes we did it" Inaugural in Washington DC on Jan. 19th, 2009.

As a native of Philadelphia, I must say, this is the most historic event I have ever had the pleasure of taking a part.

Andrea Brown
Grand Entertainment Productions, LLC

I need to know more about the Obama visit to Philadelphia prior to the Inauguration. Nothing more than this one article is available. What gives?

Ditto. What is the event going to be in Philly? I need to make my plans.

I am also looking for info on his visit to Philadelphia. Where else can i look?

Does anyone know where Obama is going to be next Saturday jan 17th?

May I please have a schedule of Barak's appearanes in Philadelphia before the Inauguration and after?

Thank you.

We have family flying in from all over the country for the Philadelphia event - only to find out today there will be no public event in Philadelphia. We are all disappointed and are angry at the committee for leading us on -

We will not be attending the Inauguration in washington, but I would like to know the schedule of arrival in wilmington DE.train station or if he is going to hold an event. we are excited for MR.Obama taking the office of President.

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