Two Cuban-Americans from Miami will play significant roles at Monday’s Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Up first is Miami-raised poet Richard Blanco who will read his original inaugural poem.
He will appear on the national broadcast after singer Kelly Clarkson performs, likely sometime between noon and 1 p.m.
Immediately following Blanco will be Cuban-born Rev. Luis Leon, a veteran of Operation Pedro Pan, who will give the benediction.
Here’s a quick glance at the Inauguration schedule: