Diverse Inaugural Parade Takes Shape

Black, Native American, LGBT and more, the groups chosen in the first wave "represent the spirit of our great nation," President Obama said. 

The 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama (Alex Wong/Getty Images News)

Canine Companions for Independence
Fauquier County, Va.

Georgia State University Marching Band

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission
Awendaw, S.C.

Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corp
Des Moines, Iowa

Jackson Memorial Jaguar Band
Jackson Memorial High School 
Bradley Beach, N.J.

Kamehameha Schools Warrior Marching Band

Lesbian and Gay Band Association
St. Louis, Mo.

Letcher County Central Marching Band
Letcher County Central High School
Whitesburg, Ky.

Little Rock Central High School Marching Band
Little Rock, Ark.

Miami University Marching Band
Oxford, Ohio