President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
In a message on the morning of his inauguration, Biden tweeted, “It’s a new day in America.”
It’s a new day in America.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 20, 2021
Biden, who was the vice president under the Obama administration, also received a message from former President Barack Obama.
“Congratulations to my friend, President [Joe Biden]!” Obama tweeted. “This is your time.”
Biden will be sworn in at 12 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and Biden attended an inaugural church service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., in the morning.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris attend inaugural church service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle along with congressional leaders. https://t.co/UAlbBuSLTS #InaugurationDay pic.twitter.com/Y3nyu6U4Sd— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 20, 2021
Biden and Harris, along with a few former presidents and their spouses, will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Arlington National Ceremony at 2:25 p.m. EST. The then-president and vice president will receive a Presidential Escort to the White House. At 5:15 p.m. EST, Biden will enter the Oval Office for the first time as president. Biden and Harris will also deliver remarks later this evening during the “Celebrating America” TV event.