Joe Biden has been sworn in as the President of America and Kamala Harris has been sworn in as the Vice President. The inauguration was attended by many political personalities including the Bushes, the Clintons, the Obamas, the Pelosi’s and Mike Pence, the outgoing Vice President of the United States of America, among others.
The solemn yet colorful ceremony saw a small gathering of invitees, the numbers were restricted due to the pandemic. There were a few performances by talented singers. Lady Gaga’s voice soared above the crowd as she rendered the Star-Spangled Banner – the song that became national anthem of America in 1931. Jennifer Lopez sang “This land is your land; this land is my land.” Garth Brooks rendered a soulful version of Amazing Grace and asked the crowd to sing the last verse, along with him.
President Biden gave a rousing speech where he spoke of all the issues facing America. He emphasized a lot on maintaining “unity.” He urged Americans to “come together.” He also said that his whole soul was in bringing America together. He hailed it as a day of “history and hope” and asked Americans “to end this uncivil war” between all the warring factions in the nation.
He mentioned the greatness of past leaders including Abraham Lincoln as well as President Jimmy Carter. He also said that he would work for all Americans, even those who did not vote for him and would like the whole nation to come together as he as an individual could not do as much as when everybody combined together to foster American values.
He also spoke of the impact of racism, the Capitol riots and the pandemic as “a once in a century virus.” It was a rousing speech.