Snyder's Jan. 1 Inauguration Itinerary Announced 12-23-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Snyder's Jan. 1 Inauguration Itinerary Announced 12-23-2010

In a show of bipartisan support, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will serve as the master of ceremonies during Governor-elect Rick Snyder’s inauguration ceremony and Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell will lead the invocation and closing prayer.
“I appreciate Mayor Bing and Mayor Heartwell being a part of the swearing in ceremony. It is yet another positive sign that people across the state are excited and ready to work together to reinvent Michigan,” Gov.-elect Rick Snyder said.
Other highlights of the inauguration ceremony include a fly over by four A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircrafts (“Warthogs”) from the 127th Air Wing, a 19 cannon salute and music by the Michigan Army National Guard band.
The inauguration ceremony takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lansing. The inauguration ceremony is open to the public and free to attend; it is not necessary to register in advance. Those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive early and assemble on the east lawn of the Capitol. Free parking will be available at multiple locations surrounding the Capitol.
Following the swearing in, Governor Snyder will then greet residents in a receiving line from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. In the evening, the governor will attend the inaugural celebration at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on Michigan State University’s campus in East Lansing.
The itinerary below is subject to change:
11:00 a.m. -Concert begins: 126th Army Band of the Michigan National Guard
11:15 a.m. -Guests escorted to platform by escort officers of the Michigan Air and Army National Guard.
11:45 a.m. -Detroit Mayor Dave Bing introduces dignitaries and Posting of the Colors by the Michigan National Guard Color Guard. -Kelsey Snyder leads the Pledge of Allegiance -Staff Sergeant Amy S. Gould to sing the National Anthem
12:00 p.m. -Four A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft (“Warthogs”) from the 127th Air Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard fly over the Capitol. The Warthogs are flying out of Selfridge -Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell gives invocation and asks for moment of silence for members of the armed forces -Richard Dale Snyder sworn in as Michigan’s 48th governor by Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court Marilyn Kelly -19 cannon salute
12:15 p.m. The oaths of office given to: -Lt. Governor Brian Calley -Secretary of State Ruth Johnson -Attorney General Bill Schuette (will be sworn in my federal Judge Thomas Ludington) -Members of the State Board of Education Eileen Weiser and Richard Zeile -Michigan State University Trustees Brian Breslin and Mitch Lyons -University of Michigan Board of Trustee Andrew Richner (Andrea Fischer unable to attend) -Wayne State University Governors Diane Dunaskiss, Danialle Karmanos -Justices of the Supreme Court Mary Beth Kelly and Bob Young -Judges of the Michigan Court of Appeals
12:25 p.m. -Governor Rick Snyder inaugural remarks -Lt. Governor Brian Calley inaugural remarks -Secretary of State Ruth Johnson inaugural remarks -Attorney General Bill Schuette inaugural remarks -Mayor Heartwell offers closing prayer for the people of Michigan -Retiring of the Colors
12:59 p.m. -Mayor Bing concludes ceremony
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