It has just been announced that Tom Hanks will be hosting Joe Biden’s inaugural TV special alongside a whole array of special celebrity guest appearances.
Here are the full details…
The exciting news comes after Joe Biden’s official inauguration announcement.
And for many, this is a moment that can’t come quick enough.
Biden has endured a long and tedious battle for his place in the White House…
In 1987, he 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.
Biden decided to run for president once again.
However, despite his experience in the Senate, his campaign failed to gain momentum.
And saw him go head to head with the notorious President Donald Trump.
Of course, the election couldn’t have fallen on a worse year, but it powered ahead despite some major setbacks – including Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.
After a tense few days of counting (and recounting) votes, it was confirmed that Joe Biden’s third run for president had been successful – everyone, meet the forty-sixth president of the United States.
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…
And after continuously claiming the entire election was “a fix” and that he was the actual winner, Trump recently declared that he won’t be attending Biden’s inauguration – something that didn’t come as a surprise to many.
And the president-elect, along with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, has been celebrating along with the rest of the country.
And today, Biden announced his inauguration theme.
“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…
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.
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.”
“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…
Because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic and because of the riots.
And it has been revealed just now 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.”
So that’s yet another thing to look forward to on the 20th!
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