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Jefferson City - The Missouri National Guard today released the final schedule for the 2013 Inauguration, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 14.
Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon will begin the day with a worship service at 8:30 a.m. Due to construction at First United Methodist, the Nixons' home church in Jefferson City, the service will take place at the neighboring First Baptist Church. Rev. Doyle Sager of First United Methodist has been selected to deliver the invocation and Rev. Daniel Hilty, also of First United Church, will give the sermon. Father Justin Monaghan has been selected to deliver the benediction. The service is open to the public.
After the worship service, Gov. and Mrs. Nixon will participate in the traditional inaugural parade, beginning at 10 a.m. near the Missouri River Regional Library and proceeding to the State Capitol. The parade will feature several high school marching bands, mascots and elected officials from across the state.
Gov. Jay Nixon and statewide elected officials will be officially sworn in on the south lawn of the Capitol starting at 11:15 a.m. Lt. Col. Regina Kilmer of the Missouri National Guard has been selected to sing the National Anthem and Rabbi Amy Felder of Temple Israel in St. Louis has been selected to deliver the invocation. Following the Nineteen Gun Salute by President Harry Truman's 129th Field Artillery Regiment, Gov. Nixon will deliver the inaugural address as the 55th Governor of Missouri.
In the afternoon, the Nixons will welcome Missourians on the first floor of the Governor's Mansion for a public greeting. Missourians are then invited to attend the first-ever Missouri Barbecue Showcase and Reception at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
The festivities will conclude with the Grand March and Inaugural Ball in the Capitol Rotunda featuring the Jerry Ford Orchestra and Mizzou Sports announcer Mike Kelly as the emcee.
For more information or to stream the swearing-in ceremony live visit mo.gov/inauguration. All events are open to the public.
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