Following President Bush inauguration for a second term Thursday he attended a series of lavish inaugural balls, including one special gala for American military personnel.

The president and First Lady Laura Bush went to nine balls, spending about 20 minutes at each party, greeting supporters.

The balls capped a day of events for President Bush that included lunch with members of Congress and a parade. The president also signed his Cabinet nominations after his inaugural address.

The inaugural activities wrap up Friday with a prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral.