President Reagan Moved by the Choir Singing at His Inauguration Parade

On January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th president of the United States of America. During the inaugural parade, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang a spirited rendition of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” while President Reagan, First Lady Nancy Reagan, and their family watched from the stands of the presidential review box.

The Choir performed while aboard a 70-foot parade float, which stopped in front of the box at the request of Nancy Reagan.