With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 29, 2008
With the Presidential elections rapidly approaching - less than a week from the date of this release - plans for the Inaugural events are well under way and have been for the last year. Washington DC's famous landmarks are sure to be on the "places to visit" lists of Americans and tourists who will be setting up camp in our Nation's Capital during Inauguration Week. Some hotels in the area have undergone major renovations and updates, while others organized special events in preparation for the history-making inauguration.
With Washington DC being such a central location, visitors have the option of staying in the city or in one of the neighboring counties. Below, About-WashingtonDCHotels.com lists hotels that still have availability for those that simply must be right in the center of all of the political action:
Hotel Lombardy located on Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington DC's Foggy Bottom neighborhood, has an average nightly rate of $442.
The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is located on the Potomac River waterfront in National Harbor and has an average nightly rate of $432.
Renaissance M Street Hotel is in Downtown Washington DC and has nightly rates raging from $629 to $729 during Inaugural Week.
The Madison Hotel is also in Downtown Washington with nightly rates in the $499-$539 nightly range.
For DC visitors that prefer to stay outside of the city, About-ArlingtonHotels.com has rooms in hotels located short distances away for a slightly lower per night rate than the hotels in Washington DC. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City has an average nightly rate of $318 and The Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston has an average rate of $269.
About-Alexandria-Hotels.com also has availability during Inauguration Week. Rooms range from $79 to $259 in 1- to 2-star hotels, and from $289 to $400 in 3- to 4-star hotels.
Once hotel reservations have been made, the social calendars can be organized. The Constitution Ball, The Freedom Ball and The Commander in Chief Ball are just a few of the numerous galas that will be taking place during the week. However, Inaugural events are specifically scheduled for each state, so if participating in these events are in your plans, you will need to make note of when and where your respective festivities will be taking place.
And for the all-important Jaunary 20th events, the chronological order in historical precedence is listed below (exact locations are yet to be determined):
Procession to the Capitol
Vice President's Swearing-In Ceremony
Then all things Inaugural: The Address, The Luncheon, The Parade and, finally, The Ball
Regardless of who addresses the Nation with His first Presidential Speech, lets hope that He, while making His own personal history, recalls our nation's history and the words of President Abraham Lincoln during his March 4th, 1865 Inaugural Address: "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
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