Friday Feature – July 6, 2018 – Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony

Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony: please read the oath our naturalized citizens take.

Prasanta Verma

Welcome to this week’s

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This week, which encompasses a holiday in the U.S., Independence Day, I found myself in the beautiful state of Vermont.

Vermonthills

I was not there on vacation, but the time away, amongst the beauty of the hills, and far away from many everyday responsibilities surely made the time away feel more like a vacation, though I did not do typical vacation-y sort of things.

On July 4 I found myself on the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, where numerous festivities were scheduled for the day.

Coolidge Historical Site sign

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tents-debtateJPG Debate rounds were part of the July 4 week festivities also and were held in these mini-tents, as well as a few rooms in the buildings on the grounds.

One of the more fascinating things, however, was a naturalization ceremony.

naturalization ceremony sign

As part of the day’s festivities, an outdoor tent was set up to serve as a courthouse…

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