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Inauguration Day Schedule for January 17, 2017

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Categories:  Governor John Carney Kent County Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long New Castle County Office of the Governor Office of the Lieutenant Governor Sussex County

Interfaith Prayer Service
WHAT: Governor-elect Carney and Lieutenant Governor-elect Hall-Long will join attendees at Whatcoat United Methodist Church for a pre-Inaugural interfaith prayer service.

WHO:Governor-elect John Carney
Lieutenant Governor-elect Bethany Hall-Long
Reverend Elmer Davis, Whatcoat United Methodist Church
Rabbi Michael Scott Beals, Congregation Beth Shalom
Father John Hopkins, St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:Whatcoat United Methodist Church
341 Saulsbury Road
Dover, DE 19904

Inaugural Ceremony of the 74th Governor John C. Carney and 26th Lieutenant Governor Bethany A. Hall-Long
WHAT: The Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect will participate in a formal ceremony prior to taking the oath of office and giving an inaugural address, respectively.

WHO: Governor-elect John Carney
Lieutenant Governor-elect Bethany Hall-Long

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:30 a.m. – Prelude
10:45 a.m. – Introduction of the Platform Guests
11:00 a.m. – Ceremony

WHERE: Legislative Hall
Dover, DE

Broadcast on Facebook Live and Live Stream

PROGRAM: 10:30 a.m. – Prelude
Delaware National Guard

10:45a.m. – Introduction of The Platform Guests
Delaware State Police Bagpipes

11:00 a.m. – Greeting
Dr. Harry L. Williams – President, Delaware State University

“Ruffles and Flourishes”
287th Army Band, Delaware National Guard

“Stars and Stripes Forever”
CWO 3 Robert Stike, Commander

Nineteen Gun Salute
Delaware National Guard

Presentation of Colors
Delaware State Police Color Guard

National Anthem
Staff Sgt. Naomi D. Scott – 436th Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB

Invocation
Rev. Elmer Neal Davis Jr.

Administration of Oath of Office to Lt. Governor Bethany A. Hall-Long
Justice James Vaughan – Delaware Supreme Court

Inaugural Address
The Honorable Bethany A. Hall-Long – Lieutenant Governor

“America the Beautiful”
Jack Hanson and Emily Rossi – Members of Delaware’s All State Choir

Administration of Oath of Office to Governor John C. Carney
Chief Justice Leo Strine – Delaware Supreme Court

Inaugural Address
The Honorable John C. Carney – Governor

“Our Delaware”
Alyssa P. Perez – Member of Delaware’s All State Choir

Benediction
Rabbi Michael Scott Beals

Retirement of Colors
Delaware State Police Color Guard

Postlude
287th Army Band, Delaware National Guard

Public Greeting

WHAT: Governor Carney and Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long will greet attendees in a receiving line following the ceremony.

WHO: Governor John Carney
Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Legislative Hall
Dover, DE

Inaugural Celebration
WHAT: Governor Carney will join guests at Dover Downs to celebrate the Inauguration. Prior registration was required for guests. Closed press.

WHO: Governor John Carney
Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long
Registered guests

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Dover Downs
1131 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901


governor-delaware-seal Visit Governor Carney’s website for more information about the Governor's Action Plan for Delaware.

Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long Visit Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long's website for more information.

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