Jill Biden has today spoken out about the initial plans she has as first lady, and they're somewhat unexpcted.
Here's the full story...
Of course, her husband has endured a long and tedious battle for his place in the White House...
In 1987, Joe Biden first decided to run for president but, after suffering from severe headaches during the campaign, he dropped out the following year.
Doctors later discovered that he had 2 life-threatening brain aneurysms.
And, 2 decades after his initial presidential bid...
Last year marked his third run for president...
It was one hell of a run-up to the election.
And the votes didn't lie!
This was a historic win...
Not only because Biden broke Barack Obama's record for the most votes cast for a presidential candidate, but also because vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, will be the first-ever woman of color to be elected in office.
Of course, President Donald Trump didn't take to this news well, at all...won't be attending Biden's inauguration - something that didn't come as a surprise to many.
Biden, on the other hand, accepted his win graciously...
This week, Biden officially announced his inauguration theme.
The theme of @JoeBiden's inauguration (Jan. 20) will be #AmericaUnited 🇺🇸— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) January 11, 2021
"At a time of unprecedented crisis & deep divisions, America United reflects the start of a new journey to restore the soul of America..." - @BidenInaugural pic.twitter.com/E0UorX6ZKn
"At a time of unprecedented crisis and deep divisions, America United reflects the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America, brings the country together, and creates a path to a brighter future," a statement from the transition team read.
In addition to the theme, 2 Inauguration Day events were also announced...
Inbox: “America United” will be the theme of @JoeBiden's inauguration amid "unprecedented crisis and deep divisions," in the country to signal a new start.— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) January 11, 2021
Biden & @DrBiden will also lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider on Inauguration day, joined by fmr presidents pic.twitter.com/BHMZz9GyCe
In his first act as president, Biden will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery.
He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden, Kamala Harris, and her husband, Doug Emhoff...
As well as Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.
Former first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush...
As well as Hillary Clinton, will also participate.
The inaugural committee also plans to install an art display on the National Mall.
The "Field of Flags" will include 191,500 American flags, representing the Americans who couldn't be at the celebration.
There's even an option to become a "symbolic sponsor" of the flag display.
Proud to be chosen as a Partner in Service for Biden's inauguration! A portion of donations for the "field of flags" display will come to EBB to support Black birthing people in the Triangle and improve maternal health.— Equity Before Birth (@EquityB4Birth) January 13, 2021
With all proceeds going to a group of nonprofit organizations decided by the committee.
"This inauguration marks a new chapter for the American people — one of healing, of unifying, of coming together, of an America united. It is time to turn the page on this era of division."
Can’t wait to proudly display our flag again beginning on Inauguration Day.— Linda Robinson (@LindaRo82242152) December 5, 2020
"The inaugural activities will reflect our shared values and serve as a reminder that we are stronger together than we are apart, just as our motto 'e pluribus unum' reminds us — out of many, one," Biden inauguration CEO Tony Allen said.
The ceremony will be scaled-down at the US Capitol...
The bravest thing @JoeBiden, @KamalaHarris and @SpeakerPelosi can do is stay safe for democracy. The only inaugural "norm" that counts is ensuring the transfer of power to the Biden Admin and protecting a pro-democracy line of succession. The terrorists win if the coup succeeds.— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) January 12, 2021
Because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic and because of the riots.
It was then revealed that there will be another event titled, Celebrating America, hosted by the one and only Tom Hanks.
The ninety-minute event is going to be hosted by the A-Lister and will feature a whole array of celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, and Demi Lovato.
It will be available to watch across major television networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN.
It's also expected to stream on various online outlets and the Presidential Inaugural Committee's social media feeds.
Tony Allen, Presidential Inaugural Committee said this:
"This inauguration presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the resilience and spirit of an America United. We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step up to the frontlines and serve their fellow Americans, so we are telling their stories, spreading their collective light, and celebrating the best of our country and its people with this primetime program."
And that wasn't all...
The Biden-Harris inaugural committee confirmed to Variety that Lady Gaga is set to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" for Biden's swearing-in ceremony.
Gaga has since confirmed the news on her Instagram.
"I am deeply honored to be joining @BidenInaugural on January 20 to sing the National Anthem and celebrate the historic inauguration of @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris!" she wrote.
With inauguration day fast approaching...
One week.— Dr. Jill Biden (@DrBiden) January 13, 2021
Dr. Jill Biden has already begun announcing her plans for her time in the White House, with Melania Trump reportedly having not made any contact with her.
"In 2011, Michelle Obama and I launched Joining Forces to support military service members, veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors," she tweeted on Thursday.
"As a military mom, I was so proud of this work and I couldn't wait to get our White House team started."
Dr. Biden then announced that she is appointing Rory Brosius as the executive director of the support program she is planning to revive.
Congratulations to our new Executive Director of Joining Forces, Rory Brosius. She will be a tremendous asset to my office as we continue the honor of serving and supporting military families. 2/2— Dr. Jill Biden (@DrBiden) January 14, 2021
The Joining Forces program focused on education, employment, and wellness. The Bidens bring a personal perspective on military family issues through their late son Beau's service in the Delaware Army National Guard.
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