Miami-Dade County

When will Miamians appear at Monday’s Inauguration ceremony?

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:

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11:30 a.m.

The ceremonial swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill begins.



• Musical selections for the U.S. Marine Band; PS 22 in Staten Island, N.Y.; and Lee University Festival Choir from Cleveland, Tenn.



•  Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the JCCIC, gives welcoming remarks.



• Myrlie Evers-Williams gives invocation



• The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir performs



• Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administers the oath of office to Vice President Biden.



• James Taylor performs



• Chief Justice John Roberts swears in Obama.



• Obama gives his inaugural address.



• Kelly Clarkson performs.



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Miami Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco

reads his original inaugural poem.



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Benediction by the Cuban-born Rev. Luis Leon

of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Leon is an Operation Pedro Pan veteran.



• Beyoncé sings the National Anthem.



•  The Obamas, Bidens, members of Congress and guests have lunch in Statuary Hall in the Capitol building.



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2:35 p.m

. The Inaugural Parade begins.



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6 p.m.

The commander in chief’s Inaugural Ball, honoring members of the military, kicks-off at the Washington Convention Center.



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6:30 p.m.

The Inaugural Ball, for Obama's supporters, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center.



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