Members of the joint honor cordon carry weapons at port arms as they get ready at the U.S. Capitol for the 56th Presidential Inauguration to begin in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform are providing military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration.
DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day