Sen. Chuck Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, announced the theme for the 2013 presidential inauguration this morning.
It’s “Faith in America’s Future.”
The theme “commemorates the United States’ perseverance and unity and marks the sesquicentennial year of the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the new Capitol Dome in 1863,”according to a press statement. “When the Civil War threatened to bring construction of the Dome to a halt, workers pressed onward, even without pay, until Congress approved additional funding to complete the Dome that would become a symbol of unity and democracy to the entire world. The official Inaugural Program, Luncheon, and other activities will reflect the theme.”