Gov.-elect Edwards releases details of inauguration plans
BATON ROUGE - A cannon salute and a military flyover will be part of the inaugural ceremony for Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards when he takes office in about three weeks.
Edwards' transition office released the first details Friday of the incoming governor's inauguration plans for Jan. 11.
The theme is "Louisiana First." Events will include a morning mass at Baton Rouge's downtown cathedral, the inauguration ceremony at mid-day and a black-tie ball in the evening.
Edwards will take the oath of office at noon on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol.
The VFW post in Winnsboro is loaning 165 American flags to be displayed for the ceremony. The Louisiana National Guard will provide a 19-round volley of cannon salute, and the Louisiana Air National Guard will conduct the flyover.
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