Service Members Perform in the 57th Inauguration Day Parade

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Audience members wave flags from the National Mall during the 57th Inauguration Day events in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. More than 180 Marines from Marine Barracks Washington marched in the inaugural parade behind the U.S. Marine Corps Band, known as "The President's Own." U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • U.S. Marine Corps Private 1st Class Connor Brown renders honors as the presidential motorcade drives to the Capitol Building en route to the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. More than 1,200 services members from all five branches of the military complete the cordon for the 57th Inauguration Day ceremony. DOD photo by by U.S. Army Sgt. Katryn Tuton
  • Members of the U.S. armed forces, members of Congress and spectators cheer for the arrival of President Barack Obama during the 57th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel Benedict
  • Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial Guard Company, part of the president's escort, march in the 57th Inauguration Day parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. More than 2,100 service members from each of the five branches are marching in the parade, with about 5,000 additional troops supporting inaugural festivities. DOD photo by Marv Lynchard
  • The Fife and Drum Corps of the The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the "The Old Guard," marches on Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Inauguration Day parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, part of the president's escort, performs patriotic, march in the inauguration parade for the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Marv Lynchard
  • The U.S. Navy Band marches on Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.,  march on Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.
 DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • President Barack Obama waves to the crowd from his limo during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Day parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by Marv Lynchard
  • The U.S. Army Field Band passes the presidential reviewing stand at the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan
  • The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and The Fife and Drum Corps of the The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the "The Old Guard," part of the president's escort, lead the inauguration parade for the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as as "The Old Guard," marches as part of the president's escort in the inauguration parade for the 57th Inaugural Day events in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. More than 2,100 service members from each of the five branches are marching in the parade, with about 5,000 additional troops supporting inaugural festivities. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial Guard Company, part of the president's escort, marches in the inauguration parade for the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Members of the U.S. Air Force Band march in the 57th Inauguration Day parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The U.S. Army Field Band marches on Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Day parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Marv Lynchard
  • Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Band, known as "The President's Own," play during the band's 54th inaugural appearance in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel Benedict
  • The Fife and Drum Corps of the The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the "The Old Guard," part of the president's escort, performs patriotic, colonial music for the inauguration
parade for the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • A formation from Virginia Military Institute passes the presidential reviewing stand at the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • The crowd reacts to President Barack Obama as he waves from his limo during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by Marv Lynchard
  • Members of the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard perform pass in review for President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, during the 57th Inauguration Day parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wesley Farnsworth
  • Soldiers ride their horses during the 57th Inauguration Day parade along Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the caisson platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard." U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • A Marine salutes President Obama as he waves to the crowd during the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade along Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Craig Clapper
  • The Fife and Drum Corps of the The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the "The Old Guard," marches on Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Inauguration Day parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade