Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Invites South Carolinians to the 55th Presidential Inaugural

Dec 17, 2004
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson extended an invitation for South Carolinians to join him in Washington, D.C. for the 55th Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2005. Congressman Wilson will be holding a drop-in reception in the Washington D.C. Office of the Second Congressional District all day. Details on this and other events surrounding the inauguration can be found below. For tickets to the Swearing-In, please call Melissa Whittingham at 202-225-2452 (TICKETS ARE VERY LIMITED). For detailed information on the Swearing-In, Parade, and Official Balls, please visit the Presidential Inaugural Website. Wednesday, January 19, 2005 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria is hosting an Inaugural Reception with special guests U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) & U.S. Congresswoman Ellen O. Tauscher (D-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Bulgaria Caucus. Light refreshments will be served. Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria 1621 22nd Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20008-1919 Phone: 202-387-0174 Please RSVP by January 14, 2005 by fax or e-mail to Melissa Whittingham with Congressman Wilson, fax: 202-225-2455, Melissa.Whittingham@mail.house.gov. The Embassy will need the names of everyone in your party who will attend. Thursday, January 20, 2005 Noon The 55th Presidential Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony will be held at the Capitol. Seating is by invitation only. Capitol gates will open at 9:00 am, and a musical prelude is scheduled to begin at 10:30 am. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Congressman Wilson invites you to his office in 212 Cannon House Office Building for a drop-in. Light Refreshments will be served. Due to additional security precautions, attendees in Washington should have IDs and arrive as early as possible. The Congressional Buildings will open at 8:30 am. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Congressman Wilson will also be hosting drop-in receptions in each of his District Offices. Light refreshments will be served. Midlands Office 1700 Sunset Blvd. (US 378), Suite 1 West Columbia, SC 29169 Ph: 803-939–0041 Lowcountry Office 903 Port Republic Street Beaufort, SC 29901 Ph: 843-521–2530 7:00 pm – until For information on the Presidential Inaugural Ball, please visit the Presidential Inaugural Website. If you receive an invitation that you cannot use for this or other events, please forward as soon as possible to Beverly Carter in the Midlands Office or Deanna Conners in the Lowcountry Office. Friday, January 21, 2005 8:00 pm – midnight The South Carolina Inaugural Ball will be held at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW on the National Mall. The event is black tie or military dress. For information please visit the South Carolina Presidential Inaugural Ball.