Wes Moore, Aruna Miller inauguration day in photos

Published on: January 18, 2023 6:48 PM EST|Updated on: January 18, 2023 8:15 PM EST

Wes Moore and Aruna Miller arrive at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial to lay a wreath and say a prayer before the governor-elect is sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.
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Wes Moore and Aruna Miller made history Wednesday as they were sworn into their respective roles. Here is a recap of the historic day in a series of photos.

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The Wreath Ceremony

Wes Moore with son James Moore at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial to lay a wreath and say a prayer before the governor-elect is sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.
Wes Moore and his son, James Moore, arrive at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial to lay a wreath and say a prayer before the governor-elect is sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.
Wes Moore and Aruna Miller arrive at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial to lay a wreath and say a prayer before the governor-elect is sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.
Dawn Flythe Moore, Aruna Miller and Wes Moore standing at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial to lay a wreath and say a prayer before the governor-elect is sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.
Wes Moore arrives at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial to lay a wreath and say a prayer before the governor-elect is sworn in as the first African American governor of the State of Maryland.



The Moore family on the move

Dawn Flythe Moore, son James Moore, Gov.-elect Wes Moore and daughter Mia Moore depart the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, where they laid a wreath and said a prayer before the governor-elect was sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.
Dawn Flythe Moore, son James Moore, Gov.-elect Wes Moore and daughter Mia Moore as they depart from the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, where they laid a wreath and said a prayer before the governor-elect was sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.
Dawn Flythe Moore and James Moore hug Gov.-elect Wes Moore as they depart from the Kunta Kinte-Haley Memorial, where they laid a wreath and said a prayer before the governor-elect was sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.
James Moore, Dawn Flythe Moore, Gov.-elect Wes Moore and Mia Moore depart the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, where they laid a wreath and said a prayer before the governor-elect was sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.
James Moore, Dawn Flythe Moore, Gov.-elect Wes Moore and Mia Moore depart the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, where they laid a wreath and said a prayer before the governor-elect was sworn in as the first African American governor of the state of Maryland.



The Moore family arriving at the Maryland State House




Moore, Miller being sworn in

Aruna Miller is sworn in as Lt Gov. Gov. Wes Moore arrives at the podium to be sworn into office by Chief Justice Matthew Fader during his inauguration as the First African-American governor for the State of Maryland, at the Maryland State House, in Annapolis, MD, Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
Gov. Wes Moore is sworn into office by Chief Justice Matthew Fader during his inauguration as the First African-American governor for the State of Maryland, at the Maryland State House, in Annapolis, MD, Wednesday, January 18, 2023.



Addressing the crowd at inauguration

Gov. Wes Moore speaks after being sworn into office by Chief Justice Matthew Fader during his inauguration as the First African-American governor for the State of Maryland, at the Maryland State House, in Annapolis, MD, Wednesday, January 18, 2023.



More shots from crowd, and inauguration set up

Members of the media setup equipment before the swearing in ceremony of Wes Moore, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Annapolis.
Members of the Maryland State Police stand guard before the swearing in ceremony of Wes Moore, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Annapolis.
Dana DiCarlo of Baltimore sits awaiting the start of the swearing in ceremony of Wes Moore, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Annapolis.
Workers clean water from chairs before the swearing in ceremony of Wes Moore, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Annapolis.