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Originally published: 2012-11-20 17:58:30
Last modified: 2012-11-20 17:58:30

Inauguration tickets available from Foxx office

by Staff Reports

For more than two hundred years America's citizens have participated in the inauguration ceremonies for the president and vice president of the United States -- from the first inauguration of George Washington in 1789 to today, as Washington, D.C. prepares for the 57th quadrennial presidential inauguration.  

The presidential swearing-in ceremony is a distinctive celebration of America's strong tradition of democracy and the peaceful transfer of power. 


Tickets to the 57th Inaugural Ceremony are provided free of charge and are distributed through the offices of members of Congress. Residents of the Fifth Congressional District interested in attending the event on Jan. 21 should contact Congresswoman Virginia Foxx to request preferred tickets. Foxx's office is accepting ticket requests through Dec. 7, although tickets are not required to attend.


Requests for up to four tickets per household may be submitted through December 7, 2012 at Congresswoman Foxx's website,


Each Congressional office receives a limited number of tickets to distribute to constituents. Due to the high volume of requests, tickets will be dispersed via lottery. For those drawn, tickets must be picked up in person at Congresswoman Foxx's Washington, D.C. office the weekend before the inauguration.


Fifth District constituents should be aware that no website or ticket outlet advertising the sale of inaugural swearing-in tickets is authentic. Tickets are free and are only available through members of Congress.