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More Than 8,000 Take Part in Inaugural Parade

Obamas and Bidens walk parts of the parade. NBC's Al Roker scores a handshake from the veep.

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade.

    President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue Monday, waving to cheering crowds of thousands after the president was sworn in for his second term in office.

    The first couple were shown stepping out of their escort car at two points along the Washington, DC route from the Capitol to the White House. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill also walked a portion of the parade. NBC's Al Roker scored a handshake from Biden as he walked by -- and Roker marked his coup by dropping his microphone and saying, "I'm done."

     

     

    More than 8,000 people and nearly 200 animals took part in Monday’s 57th inaugural parade.

    The parade featured eight floats. Marching bands and military units representing the country’s Armed Forces were among the 60 groups that participated in the historic parade, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced.

    The Obamas and Bidens later watched the processional from a reviewing stand at the White House.

    Here was the order of the parade, courtesy of the Inaugural Committee.

    The Presidential Escort
    The Presidential Escort is a military and civilian formation that escorts the President, Vice President, and their families from the Capitol to the White House following the swearing-in ceremony. The escort will include representatives from the five branches of the United States Military, elected officials, and local and national law enforcement organizations.
     

    Division One
    United States Army Staff
    United States Army Field Band
    United States Military Academy
    United States Army 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
    United States Army Color Guard
    District of Columbia Army National Guard
    United States Army Reserve 200th MP Command
    Punahou High School Marching Band and JROTC Color Guard, Hawaii
    Hawaii Home State Float
    Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps, Iowa
    Caisson Platoon, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment
    Miami University Marching Band, Ohio
    Illinois Home State Float
    South Shore Drill Team, Illinois
    Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, South Carolina
    Kamehameha Schools “Warrior” Marching Band, Hawaii
    Ambulance 255 Project, Connecticut
    81st Regional Support Command Wildcats, South Carolina
    Jackson Memorial High School “Jaguar” Band, New Jersey
    Seguro Que Si, Florida
    Kansas University Trumpet Ensemble, Kansas
     

    Division Two
    United States Marine Corps Staff
    United States Marine Band “The President’s Own”
    United States Marine Corps Active Company
    United States Marine Corps Color Guard
    United States Marine Corps Reserve Company
    Chinese American Community Center Folk Dance Troupe, Delaware
    Delaware Home State Float
    University of Maryland “Mighty Sound of Maryland” Marching Band, Maryland
    Pennsylvania Home State Float
    Boy Scout Troop 358, Germantown, Pennsylvania
    Palm Springs High School "Spirit of the Sands" Marching Band and Visual Corps, California
    Ballet Folklórico De La Raza, Colorado
    54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company A, Massachusetts
    Utuqqagmiut Dancers, Alaska
    A Therapeutic Equine Assisted Self-Confidence Experience (A.T.E.A.S.E.), Wisconsin
    Palmview High School Mariachi and Folkloric Group, Texas
    NASA - Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Curiosity Rover
    Dobyns-Bennett High School Band, Tennessee
    54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company B, Maryland
    Boston College “Screaming Eagles” Marching Band, Massachusetts
     

    Division Three
    United States Navy Staff
    United States Navy Band
    United States Naval Academy
    United States Navy Active Company
    United States Navy Color Guard
    United States Navy Reserve Company
    Georgia State University Marching Band, Georgia
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Float
    Ballou Senior High School "Majestic" Marching Knights, District of Columbia
    Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team and Color Guard, Michigan
    Calera High School “Eagle” Marching Band, Alabama
    Gym Dandies Children’s Circus, Maine
    Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, Massachusetts
    Civil Rights Float
    Lesbian and Gay Band Association
    Native American Women Warriors, Colorado
    Little Rock Central High School Band, Arkansas
    Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance, Utah
    Central Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard, Washington
     

    Division Four
    United States Air Force Staff
    United States Air Force Band
    United States Air Force Academy
    United States Air Force Active Company
    United States Air Force Color Guard
    District of Columbia Air National Guard
    United States Air Force Reserve Company
    Grambling State University “Tiger” Marching Band, Louisiana
    Tuskegee Airmen Float
    Norwich University Regimental Band, Vermont
    Montana Delegation, Montana
    Wind River Dancers, Wyoming
    Canine Companions for Independence
    Navajo Nation Band, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico
    United War Veterans Council, New York
    Pearl River Community College Marching Band, Mississippi
    Union High School Air Force JROTC, Oklahoma
    Fergus Falls High School Marching Band, Minnesota
    Northwest Dragon and Lion Dance Team, Oregon
    Asheville High School Marching Band, North Carolina
     

    Division Five
    United States Coast Guard Staff
    United States Coast Guard Band
    United States Coast Guard Academy
    United States Coast Guard Active Component
    United States Coast Guard Color Guard
    United States Coast Guard Reserve Component
    United States Merchant Marine Academy Staff
    United States Merchant Marine Academy Band
    United States Merchant Marine Academy Color Guard
    United States Merchant Marine Academy Company
    Northern State University “Marching Wolves,” South Dakota
    Military Spouses of Michigan, Michigan
    Londonderry High School Marching Band and Color Guard, New Hampshire
    Culver Academies, Indiana
    Portsmouth High School “Patriots” Marching Band, Rhode Island
    The Native American Tribes of North Dakota, North Dakota
    Liberty North High School Band, Missouri
    Sarpy County Nebraska Metro Area Law Enforcement Honor Guard, Nebraska
    Frankfort High School Marching Band, West Virginia
    Comparza Morelense, Nevada
    Letcher County Central High School Marching Band, Kentucky
    Our People, Our Future Float & Citizen Co-Chairs
    Firefighters of Idaho, Idaho
    Virginia Military Institute, Virginia