National Mall Open For Inauguration

Inaugural Committee

As the Executive Director of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, I can tell you that we’re already hard at work making sure this Inauguration will be the most open and accessible in history in keeping with President-elect Obama’s and Vice President-elect Biden’s commitment to change business as usual in Washington.

And because you took the time to sign up for updates on our website, I wanted you to be among the first to hear about an announcement we made just a couple of hours ago.

For the first time in history, the entire length of the National Mall — from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial — will be open to the public on Inauguration Day. We believe that as many Americans as possible should be able to come together in celebration of our common values, shared aspirations, and the hope and optimism that brought us to this moment of change.

This will be an Inauguration for all Americans. And in the weeks to come, we’ll announce further information about events that allow for Americans just like you — in Washington, DC and across the country — to participate like never before.

Thank you,


Emmett Beliveau
Executive Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009

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