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

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

Prasanta Verma

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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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Great-Great Grandfather Knows Best: It’s Your America, 1945

It’s Your America (Part 2)  1945
U.S. War Office

An American soldier puzzles over what it means to be an American as he observes the enemy and interacts with the other men in of his platoon.

“When we were kids we never thought much about freedom or liberty, maybe that’s because we had so much of it.”

Released in 1945 but made while U.S. Forces were still in combat,An American soldier, realizes the greatness of his country and determines to assume the share of responsibilities of good citizenship upon his return to civilian life.

The U.S. War Department

“The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party,
or one nation…it must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of
the whole world.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt  March 1, 1945

 

Norman Rockwells Four Freedoms, Freedom of Worship
Each according to the dictates of his own Conscience.

 

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