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Many who can not make it to the president's swearing-in plan to watch the motorcade ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. Finishing touches for the inauguration parade are going on right now in Lanham, Md. News4's Pat Collins took a behind-the-scenes look at where the floats are made the historic event.
Eight custom floats - featuring the the home states of the First and Second Family and key moments in the struggle for civil rights - will be featured in the Inaugural Parade.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee said today that four of the floats in the parade would honor Hawaii, President Obama's birthplace; Illinois, the birthplace of First Lady Michelle Obama, Pennsylvania, where Vice President Joe Biden was born, and Delaware, the home state of Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.
Three other floats will honor the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Tuskeegee Airmen.
Here's more information on the floats in the parade:
Also Monday, PIC released a behind-the-scenes video of the float preparation.
PIC also said Charles Brotman, the voice of 14 Inaugural parades since 1957, will announce the parade from Lafayette Park.
Announcers will also be found at six additional locations along the parade route. Those announcers are: Bob Madigan from Silver Spring, Md.; Carol Renee Eubanks from Hollywood, Fla.; Jim Bohannon from Montgomery Village, Md.; Christine E. Brennan from Washington, D.C.; Robert D. Goldwater from White Plains, NY; as well as military announcers from the Joint Task Force – National Capital Region (JTF-NCR).