Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Theme
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Wednesday the official theme for President-elect Barack Obamas inauguration: Renewing Americas Promise.
The theme reflects Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph Bidens commitment to restoring opportunity and possibility for all and re-establishing Americas standing as a beacon of hope around the world, according to a press release.
Its the inaugurations second theme so far. The first theme A New Birth of Freedom, which is a quote from President Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address was announced by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies about a month ago.
While the two committees work closely together, they always set different themes, PIC spokeswoman Linda Douglass said.
The Congressional theme will be reflected in the actual inauguration and a subsequent luncheon, while the presidents theme will show up in the surrounding events organized by his committee.
The president-elects theme reflects his own message in this case, according to a statement from Obama, a sense of unity and shared purpose.