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:

11:30 a.m.



















Miami Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco

Benediction by the Cuban-born Rev. Luis Leon





2:35 p.m

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

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