225 YEARS AGO TODAY (April 30, 1789) George Washington was inaugurated first President of the United States. The ceremony took place, not in Washington DC as one might suppose, but on the balcony of Federal Hall at 26 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, which was the first US Capitol and first site where the 1st U.S. Congress met. The statue at that location which commemorates the occasion shows Washington’s right hand outstretched palm down for the oath of office … an invisible Bible beneath his hand. Following the inauguration ceremony, President Washington made his Inaugural Address in Federal Hall, following which the President, Vice President, Senate, and House of Representatives all proceeded to 209 Broadway and entered St. Paul’s Chapel (located directly across the street from “Ground Zero” where the twin-towers fell) for “divine service” … the attendance of all those Federal government officials on that solemn occasion having been specifically directed by official act of both the House and Senate (April 27-29, 1789).
Thursday: April 17, 2014
Woodlands in the Ouachita Room Time 6:30
Refreshments will be served at 6:15
We will also be teaching you how to twitter on your smart-phone, tablet, computer, or other internet capable device. This is a great way to get in touch with your elected officials. (Our scheduled guest Twitter trainer, Zak Kubin, attended the University of Central Arkansas where he pursued a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and a minor in Economics. While there, he founded the UCA Youth for Ron Paul and Young Americans for Liberty chapters. He currently serves as the YAL State Chair for Arkansas and has now taken on his new challenge as the Central Arkansas Field Director for Americans for Prosperity).
Please come and join us so you can be informed as to what is going on
In our state government. There will be allowed time to ask questions.