Barack Obama’s second term in the Oval Office will, like the first term, start with a do-over. History is repeating itself, as once again, two versions of the presidential oath will be administered — one in public to commemorate the event- and another, official oath, given in private to swear the president into office.
In 2009, Justice Roberts made an error in administering the oath, misstating the word “faithfully,” so Barack Obama re-took the oath during a private ceremony the next day.
Any state created holiday is accompanied by display of that institution’s symbols. Memorial Day in the U.S., when many remember those (at least in the military) that have been consumed or merely abused (but survived) by the beast of war, is one of these holidays where the state’s symbols are quite prevalent.