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Banner art:  55th Presidential Inauguration Honors Troops
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CAPITOL STEPS – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Galen Jackman (center), commander of the Military District of Washington, escorts the President George W. Bush, his wife Laura, Vice-President Richard Cheney and his wife Lynne, to review the military escorts, on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 20, 2005. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs Specialist 1st Class John Gaffney Pass In Review Photos
The United States Marine Band, "The President's Own," performs under the direction of Lt. Col. Michael J. Colburn during the Presidential Inauguration Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2005. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform are participating in events surrounding the 55th Presidential Inauguration. Defense Dept.  photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2005 - When the "Georgia Bridgemen" band from Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga., marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in the inaugural parade, they proudly carried a message for U.S. servicemembers around the world. Defense Dept. photo by Kathleen T. Rhem
President George W. Bush delivers his inaugural address during the 55th Presidential Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2005.  Defense Dept.  photo by U.S. Air Force  Tech. Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
President Thanks Veterans For Service, Dedication
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – President Bush and first lady Laura Bush were greeted with resounding cheers as they made the first stop of their whirlwind tour of inaugural galas Jan. 20, at the "Salute to Heroes" inaugural ball held at the Capital Hilton here. Story
Bush Begins Second Term Vowing to Protect Nation
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    INAUGURAL EVENTS
Pass In Review (11)
Heroes Ball (5)
Inaugural Parade (5)
Freedom Presidential Ball (4)
Musical Accompaniment (4)
Taking the Oath (6)
Chairman's Meeting (5)
Inaugural Preparation (9)
Celebration of Freedom (8)
Saluting Those Who Serve (15)
    GETTING READY
Caisson Platoon (8)
Media Relations (5)
Joint Operations Center (12)
Wig Work (5)
Around Town (6)
"The Red Coats are Coming!" (9)
Pass and Review (8)
Joint Color Guard (8)
Standing In (4)
Setting the Stage (7)
Mapping It Out (6)
Making It Happen (12)
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Bush Begins Inaugural Celebration With 'Salute'
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Inauguration Showcases Pride of Armed Forces
Senior NCOs, Petty Officers Will Narrate
Military Support Group Prepares for Inauguration
'President's Own' to Perform, Carries on Tradition
Civililan, Military Agencies Practice on Mall
Secretary Ridge Pledges 'Unprecedented' Security
From Southwest Asia to Washington
President Wants 'Prominent' Military Role
Quantico Marines Prepare for 2005 Inauguration
Army, Air National Guard to Take Part
Airman Makes 'Inaugural' Performance
Sgt. Major to Follow Father’s Role
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Red, White & Blue Ball Honors Wounded Troops
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – Troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan were treated here last night to a once-in-a-lifetime experience: an inaugural ball in their honor, with a big lineup of celebrities, entertainers and defense brass thanking them for their sacrifices. Story |  Photos
Rumsfeld: Iraqi Elections Will Proceed as Planned
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed speculation that the Iraqi elections "won't happen" or will be delayed beyond Jan. 30 during an inaugural ball here Jan. 20 honoring troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Story
War Veterans Step Out in Style at Ball in Their Honor
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – With a glamour far removed from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, members from every military service stepped out in style at a ball created just for them by their commander in chief. Story
Veterans Appreciate President's Thanks
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – President Bush's message of thanks was a pat on the back for the hundreds of veterans, both young and old, who packed the Capital Hilton here Jan. 20 for the American Legion's "Salute to Heroes" inaugural ball. Story
Inaugural Ball Emphasizes 'America Supports You'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – A massive outpouring of support for America's men and women in uniform – particularly those wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and the families of those killed in combat – filled the Mellon Auditorium here Jan. 20 at the first Heroes Red, White and Blue Inaugural Ball. Story
  Red White & Blue Ball
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PRAISING THE TROOPS – Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz praises America's men and women in uniform during the Heroes Red, White and Blue Inaugural Ball. Proceeds from the event benefitted three military service organizations. DoD photo by Donna Miles  4 More Photos
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2005 Inauguration Day Events
Fact Sheet: Presidential Escort
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Armed Forces Inaugural Committee (AFIC)
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Joint Congressional Committee on Ceremonies
Presidential Inaugural Committee
The President's Own - U.S. Marine Band
2005 Presidential Inauguration - Security Event
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