Trump’s gonna have a Ball, well, three.
Trump’s gonna have a Ball, well, three.
Trump’s inauguration day is right around the corner and preparations are well underway. In keeping with what we know about Trump’s approach, the festivities will be pared down from former celebrations, but will have a healthy dose of respect for military and first responders.
President-Elect Trump will have three official Balls. Previous presidents have held ten (you can guess who). An important one of the three is the Commander-In-Chief Ball which is strictly for our enlisted service-members. This tradition was started by a previous president who had a robust love for our military (you can guess who that wasn’t) but was continued by Obama. Trump is expanding the guest list to include military families, wounded warriors, veterans, and first responders.
For Trump, January 20, 2017, will start with an overnight stay at Blair House, the presidential guest house, then he will proceed to a church service at St. John’s, take the oath of office, give a speech, have lunch with the Senate, walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, and then enjoy the parade. This year’s parade will last about an hour and a half and will include over 8,000 participants and 40 different organizations.
“There will be more than 8,000 parade participants representing forty organizations including high school and university marching bands, equestrian corps, first responders, and veterans groups,” the committee said, adding that more information regarding the parade, such as biographies and the order, “will be forthcoming” and “[f]urther participants may also be announced.”
Here is a list of the participating groups, according to the committee, which said each branch of the military will also be represented:
1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment – Fort Hood, Texas
1st Infantry Commanding General’s Mounted Color – Ft. Riley, Kansas
Boone County Elite 4-H Equestrian Drill Team – Burlington, Kentucky
Caisson Platoon, Fort Myer – Fort Myer, Virginia
Cleveland Police Mounted Unit – Cleveland
Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums – Palm Coast, Florida
Columbus North High School Band – Columbus, Indiana
Culver Academy Equestrian – Culver, Indiana
First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry – Philadelphia
Fishburne Military School Army JROTC Caissons Battalion – Fishburne, Virginia
Frankfort High School Band – Ridgeley, West Virginia
Franklin Regional High School Panther Marching Band – Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Indianapolis Metro Police Motorcycle Drill Team – Indianapolis
Kids Overseas – Richmond Hill, Georgia
Lil Wranglers – College Station, Texas
Marist College Band – Poughkeepsie, New York
Merced County Sheriff’s Posse – Hilmar, California
Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team & Color Guard – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team – New Buffalo, Michigan
Nassau County Firefighters Pipes & Drums – East Meadow, New York
North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association – Hillsborough, North Carolina
NYPD Emerald Society Pipes & Drums – East Moriches, New York
Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, Illinois
Palmetto Ridge High School Band – Naples, Florida
Russellville High School Band – Russellville, Arkansas
Talladega College Band – Talladega, Alabama
Texas State University Strutters – San Marcos, Texas
The Citadel Regimental Band & Pipes and Summerall Guards – Charleston, South Carolina
The Freedom Riders – Kersey, Colorado
Tragedy Assistance Marching Unit – Arlington, Virginia
Tupelo High School Band – Tupelo, Mississippi
University of Tennessee Marching Band – Knoxville, Tennessee
VMI Corps of Cadets – Lexington, Virginia
West Monroe High School Marching Band – West Monroe, Louisiana
American Veterans – National
Boy Scouts of America – National
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations – National
Disabled American Veterans – National
U.S. Border Patrol Pipes & Drums – National
Wounded Warriors – National
Despite a few people looking for their 15 minutes of fame, claiming trauma to their conscience, plenty of people and groups are delighted to be participating in the inauguration. What these idiots fail to see, but is right in line with being a leftist progressive looking for a savior, is that the inauguration is not about the President per se. It is about celebrating America, and continuing the traditional peaceful transfer of power. So what they are really saying is they can’t comprehend how to rise above their personal trepidations and lend their support to the U.S.A. That’s fine, stay home. We’ll take it from here. We got this.
Does anybody really care?
Not me, but I like this story very much:
I can’t bring myself to dwell too much on these negative Nellies on this the last day of 2016. I was surprised as anyone on Election night, but my surprise was quite pleasant. Hillary would not be president! In the days since the election we have seen overwrought Democrats crapping their pants at every keystroke of Trump’s Twitter feed, and that part of our future doesn’t look like it’s going to change. But the important thing that will change is that America now has a chance. Let’s ring in the new president who has already gotten to work bailing out this sinking ship, and upstaging Obama before he knew what hit him.
Stay vigilant you Deplorables, you Happy Warriors all, and have the happiest of Happy New Year’s!!!