Historic Inauguration: Sequence of Events

Gina Raimondo will become Rhode Island’s first woman governor when she’s sworn into office during a noon State House ceremony.

Below is the sequence of events for the festivities:

  • Concert
    • 88th Army Band, Rhode Island National Guard
  • Processional March
    • 88th Army Band, Rhode Island National Guard
  • Posting of Colors and Governor’s Flag
    • RISP Honor Guard
  • Singing of the National Anthem
    • Michael D. Evora
  • Pledge of Allegiance
    • 2014 Cumberland Little League Champions
  • Convocation Call to Order
    • Honorable A. Ralph Mollis, Secretary of State
  • Invocation
    • Imam Farid Ansari, Muslim American Da’wah Center of Rhode Island
    • Reverend Edward L. Pieroni, St. Raymond’s Roman Catholic Church
    • Venerable Sochettra Yieng, Head Monk, New England Buddhist Temple
  • Inaugural Poem
    • Rick Benjamin, State Poet
  • Engagement of the Governor Gina M. Raimondo
    • Oath Administered by the Honorable A. Ralph Mollis
  • Engagement of the Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. McKee
    • Oath Administered by the Honorable A. Ralph Mollis
  • Engagement of the Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea
    • Oath Administered by the Honorable Gina M. Raimondo
  • Engagement of the Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin
    • Oath Administered by the Honorable Paul A. Suttell
  • Engagement of the General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
    • Oath Administered by the Honorable Gina M. Raimondo
  • Presentation of the Certificate of Election
    • Richard Pierce, Chairman, Board of Elections
  • Reading of the Proclamation of Election
    • High Sheriff David DeCesare
  • Presentation of the Gorget
    • Major General Kevin R. McBride, The Adjutant General
  • Rendering of Honors to the Governor
  • Ruffles and Flourishes
    • 88th Army Band, Rhode Island National Guard
  • Stars and Stripes Forever
    • 88th Army Band, Rhode Island National Guard
  • Nineteen Gun Salute
    • Rhode Island Militia
  • Inaugural Address
    • The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo, Governor, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief
  • Singing of America The Beautiful
    • Iglesia Cristiana Comunitaria Praise Youth Choir
  • Benediction
    • Rabbi Sarah E. Mack, Temple Beth-El, President of the Board of Rabbis
      of Greater Rhode Island
    • Reverend Joanna Orellana, President, Social Transformation Alliance
    • The Very Reverend Dr. Jeffery A. Williams, The King’s Cathedral
      Recessional March
  • 88th Army Band, Rhode Island National Guard

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