High schools, universities and veterans to join Trump’s inaugural parade

More than 8,000 people representing 40 organizations including high school and university marching bands, equestrian corps, first responders and veterans groups will participate in the inaugural parade on Jan. 20, according to organizers.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee on Friday released an initial list of groups that have accepted an invitation to take part in the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue following the swearing in of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

“People from every corner of the country have expressed great interest in President-elect Trump’s inauguration and look forward to continuing a salute to our republic that spans more than two centuries,” committee CEO Sara Armstrong said.

There will be five days of events, including several dinners, a concert and three inaugural balls. Trump will attend two balls, as well as the armed forces ball, according to transition spokesman Sean Spicer.

Each branch of the United States military will be represented as well as the following groups, listed below in alphabetical order:

1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment – Fort Hood, Texas

1st Infantry Commanding General’s Mounted Color – Ft. Riley, Kansas

Boone County Elite 4-H Equestrian Drill Team – Burlington, Kentucky

Caisson Platoon, Fort Myer – Fort Myer, Virginia

Cleveland Police Mounted Unit – Cleveland, Ohio

Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums – Palm Coast, Florida

Columbus North High School Band – Columbus, Indiana

Culver Academy Equestrian – Culver,…

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