Nation's Capitol Prepares for Donald Trump's Inauguration

Donald Trump's Inauguration
Posted at 4:51 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 14:25:55-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTXL) - It is T-minus two days until President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration and the capitol in D.C. is getting ready.

While the inauguration ceremony looks very different from the days of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, the day as we know it has been the same for about fifty years.

The day starts with the oath of office at exactly 12 noon followed by a lunch inside the capitol.

After lunch is the inauguration parade from the capitol to the White House.

Once at the White House, the president will prepare for the inauguration balls, which happen that night.

As far as traditions are concerned, this inauguration day should be very similar to those of the past.

"A lot of it was set up before anyone was elected. The started putting the stands up in September, so a lot of it was committee work, bi-partisan, trying to involve everybody," said Elizabeth Goldsmith, a professor emerita and CEO at Foxsmith. "Of course, we've all heard the news since of different things. The basic format should be the same."

While much of the day has been laid out and planned, President trump will get to choose the lunch menu and may decide to walk in the parade.