WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee
released details for events taking place along the Whistle Stop Tour on
January 17th. The Whistle Stop Tour will carry President-elect
Obama, Vice President-elect Biden and their families to the
Inauguration with events in Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore
before their final arrival in Washington, D.C. The trip marks the
final leg of a journey that began on the steps of the Old State Capitol
in Illinois and will culminate on the steps of the United States
RELEASE from Presidential
Inaugural Committee see also note
Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Whistle Stop Train Tour
The PIC previously announced that President-elect Obama and Vice
President-elect Biden have invited a group of Americans from different
walks of life to join them on the tour - a group that together
represents the vast diversity and varied life experiences of citizens
in our great country.
At the Wilmington and Baltimore events, canned food drives will take
place as part of President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden's
national service initiative. All event attendees are being asked
to bring a can of food, which will be delivered to a local food bank.
President-elect Obama and his family, and everyday Americans traveling
on the Whistle Stop Tour
North Waiting Room, 30th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
Event Begins: 10:05 AM
Tickets are required and have been distributed to the public.
Who: President-elect Obama and Vice
President-elect Biden and their families, and everyday Americans
traveling on the Whistle Stop Tour
of Wilmington Train Station, 100 South French Street, Wilmington, DE
Doors Open: 9:30 AM
Event Begins: 1:00 PM
Event is open to the public
President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden and their
families, and everyday Americans traveling on the Whistle Stop Tour
Memorial Plaza, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore,
Doors Open: 1:00 PM
Event Begins: 4:15 PM
Event is open to the public
The media credential application process for these events is closed.
Outlets that have requested credentials will be notified shortly of the
status of their request and will be provided logistical information
about the events.
Media questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the latest information on the 2009 Presidential Inauguration,
please visit www.pic2009.org.
Ed. Note. On January 16 the PIC
announced slow rolls between Philadelphia and Wilmington and Wilmington
"In addition to those stops, the train will also "slow roll" through
Claymont, Delaware, and Edgewood, Maryland, so that more Americans will
have the opportunity to witness the President-elect and Vice
President-elect make their way to Washington, D.C. Typically, a
"slow roll" means the train will slow significantly, but not come to a