Washington…December 9, 2004 – Senator Trent Lott and the members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) are pleased to announce the launch of the new 2005 Inaugural section of Inaugural.Senate.gov. This enhanced online resource will provide important and up to date information on the 2005 festivities while offering users a repository of historical information about inaugurals past.
The new 2005 Inaugural section will be continuously updated with information about the Inaugural ceremony and other Capitol Hill festivities, tickets, travel, accessibility, security and links to other Inauguration related websites. The site has been designed to provide quick and easy answers to common questions about participating in the Inaugural Ceremony.
The addition of the 2005 section comes on the heels of the launch of an expansive new history section. This section is already popular with teachers, students, and history and trivia buffs around the country. Visitors to the history section learn exciting facts about past Presidential Inaugurations dating back to George Washington in 1789. Links to photographs, video and audio from ceremonies have also been added.
Another new, recently installed feature is the Inaugural Webcam. The camera, located on the west front of the U.S. Capitol grounds, will enable internet users to watch the construction of the Inaugural platform and other preparations for the historic ceremony.
“It is our hope that people will visit this website often for updated information on the 2005 ceremonies and take a fun look back at a rich history of Presidential Inaugurals,” said Senator Lott, Chairman of the JCCIC.
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is charged with the oversight and planning of the Presidential Inauguration and related ceremonies on the US Capitol grounds.