PHOTOS: Commonplace & Miraculous

Senator Roy Blunt
2017-01-27 14:39:24
Roy Blunt, US Senator for Missouri Dear Unity, Commonplace and miraculous. That�s how President Reagan described the peaceful transfer of power during his Inaugural address in 1981. *�The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place, as it has for almost two centuries, and few of us stop to think how unique we really are. In the eyes of many in the world, this every-four-year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing less than a miracle.� � President Reagan* One week ago, the world watched as one administration passed the torch to the next. For the millions of people who are risking their lives to secure freedom and democracy in their own nations, this transition of power did indeed appear miraculous. As Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, I had a front row seat to the Inauguration and ceremonies surrounding this historic event, and I wanted to share some of my favorite photos. � [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/IL5A6967.JPG] *On the day before the Inauguration, I stopped by the Missouri State University Chorale�s sound check to wish them good luck.* [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/good3.jpg] *In addition to introducing other speakers throughout the event, I highlighted the historic significance of the Inauguration during my opening remarks.* [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/good2.jpg] *I had the honor of sitting with President Trump and Vice President Pence.* [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/012017-26396-0386-jf.jpg] *At the Inaugural Luncheon, I delivered remarks and explained why George Caleb Bingham�s �Verdict of the People� was on display in the Capitol.* [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/012017-26395-0372-jf.jpg] *Following the Inauguration, Abby and I stood on the East Front of the Capitol as President Barack Obama departed on Marine One.* You can see more photos from this historic day by visiting Flickr [link 1], Facebook [link 2], Instagram [link 3], and Twitter [link 4]. Sincere regards, [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/RDB_Signature.jpg]

Dear Unity,

Commonplace and miraculous. That�s how President Reagan described the peaceful transfer of power during his Inaugural address in 1981.

�The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place, as it has for almost two centuries, and few of us stop to think how unique we really are. In the eyes of many in the world, this every-four-year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing less than a miracle.� � President Reagan

One week ago, the world watched as one administration passed the torch to the next. For the millions of people who are risking their lives to secure freedom and democracy in their own nations, this transition of power did indeed appear miraculous.

As Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, I had a front row seat to the Inauguration and ceremonies surrounding this historic event, and I wanted to share some of my favorite photos.
 

On the day before the Inauguration, I stopped by the Missouri State University Chorale�s sound check to wish them good luck.

In addition to introducing other speakers throughout the event, I highlighted the historic significance of the Inauguration during my opening remarks.

I had the honor of sitting with President Trump and Vice President Pence.

At the Inaugural Luncheon, I delivered remarks and explained why George Caleb Bingham�s �Verdict of the People� was on display in the Capitol.

Following the Inauguration, Abby and I stood on the East Front of the Capitol as President Barack Obama departed on Marine One.

You can see more photos from this historic day by visiting Sincere regards,

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