Yes, He Will: The 57th Presidential Inauguration

By Emma Fidel - 2013-01-19T16:10:46Z

Photograph by Doug Mills/The New York Times via Redux

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The Parade

The inaugural parade dates back to George Washington's inauguration on April 30, 1789 -- though Jimmy Carter was the first to walk from the Capitol to the White House. The sights greeting those standing, or sitting in one of the 28,189 chairs along the parade route, include 147 horses, 25 marching bands and eight official floats, which took 3,000 hours to make and were commissioned by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Some 2,100 military personnel will march, as will members of at least 60 groups, including the Lesbian and Gay Band Association from St. Louis, and Canine Companions for Independence, from Fauquier County, Virginia. Groups were chosen from 2,807 online applications.