Workers continue to put on the finishing touches of the stands at the U.S. Capitol for President Barack Obama ís inauguration.
George Mickens, who joined the National Guard in 1996 and has been involved with in inaugural planning starting with President Bill Clintonís second inauguration in 1997, is in charge of providing logistic support and gathering all the necessary supplies participants will need on the ground, from water to lodging.
ďWithout transportation, we canít get to the mission. Without food, we canít sustain. Without clothes, we canít go,Ē he explained.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.