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City of New Orleans will mark inauguration with ceremony at Gallier Hall

By: - January 19, 2021 12:35 pm
Gallier Hall in New Orleans

Gallier Hall on St. Charles Avenue at Lafayette Square in New Orleans, June 15, 2007. (Photo via CC: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GallierHallNO.JPG).

The City of New Orleans will hold a small ceremony in front of Gallier Hall on Wednesday to mark the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Mayor Latoya Cantrell announced on Tuesday.

New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno will join Cantrell for the ceremony, which will start at 4:30 p.m. to coincide with the event in Washington, D.C., which Gov. John Bel Edwards will be attending in-person.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony will be filmed and streamed live on Facebook for the public.

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Wesley Muller
Wesley Muller

Wes Muller traces his journalism roots back to 1997 when, at age 13, he built and launched a hyper-local news website for his New Orleans neighborhood. In the years since then, he has freelanced for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and worked on staff at the Sun Herald in Biloxi, WAFB-9News CBS in Baton Rouge, and the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, Mississippi. He also taught English as an adjunct instructor at Baton Rouge Community College. Among his recognitions are McClatchy's National President's Award, the Associated Press Freedom of Information Award, and the Daniel M. Phillips Freedom of Information Award from the Mississippi Press Association. Muller is an alumnus of Jesuit High School and the University of New Orleans and is a veteran U.S. Army paratrooper. He lives in Louisiana with his wife and two sons.

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