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Inaugural Welcome Party Announced

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced plans today for a kick off welcome event at the Lincoln Memorial the Sunday before Inauguration. The afternoon event and a corresponding children's concert set for Monday are open and free to anyone who wants to attend.

"Sunday's welcome event and Monday's concert will continue President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden's commitment to hold an Inauguration that is open, accessible and reflects a spirit of unity for Americans of all ages," a release from PIC stated.

The committee stressed that the Lincoln Memorial, arguably one of Washington's most visited monuments and a dedication to the 16th president, has housed Inaugural events for Presidents Clinton and Bush.

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