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This year, Inauguration Day is Thursday, January 6th. Inauguration day marks the beginning of the second term of the Patrick-Murray Administration.

On this important day, The Governor and Lt. Governor want to engage residents from across the Commonwealth, and encourage everyone to work towards the common goal of strengthening the future of Massachusetts. Their Inauguration will bring together residents from all 351 cities and towns to participate in several exciting events.

On Inauguration Day, Governor Patrick and Lt. Governor Murray will be sworn in a ceremony held in the House of Representatives Chamber within the State House. Though space in the Chamber is limited, members of the public are invited to watch from various areas within the State House via television monitors. State House doors open at 10:00 am. The ceremony begins at 11:00 am.

For those who cannot attend, we will also be covering the day’s activities on our Engage blog and on Twitter via @massgovernor, using the #inaugma hashtag.

After the ceremony, join the Governor and Lt. Governor at the Grand Staircase inside the State House for a meet and greet with entertainment and refreshments. The Open House begins at 1:30pm, and is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, Governor Patrick and Lt. Governor Murray will convene a group of youth Ambassadors representing every city and town in the Commonwealth for a day of enrichment, action and community service, known as Project 351. Together, the participants will work to improve the lives of over 10,000 children facing economic challenge in the areas of nutrition, early childhood health and development, and educational excellence.

The Governor and Lt. Governor invite people from across the Commonwealth to embrace this same spirit of service on January 8th and beyond.  For more information on how you and your family can join in on this day of service, please visit the Project 351 website.

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