Naturalization Ceremony

July 4, 2016

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Naturalization CeremonyMonday, July 4, 201610:00 am - 11:00 am*NEW LOCATION*
James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium
(Old Salem Visitor Center)
900 Old Salem Road

On the 4th of July, come to the James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road) and celebrate with dozens of people from a number of different countries who will become new American citizens during a Naturalization Ceremony.  The Ceremony, conducted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services staff, will take place on the same spot where the first official July 4th celebration in the U.S. took place in Salem in 1783.  This will be the sixth year that Old Salem has hosted a Naturalization Ceremony.

The Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with special music, the Pledge of Allegiance, and speeches by several dignitaries, including keynote speaker Kay Hagan, former United States Senator. Perhaps the most moving and inspiring part of the event will be the administration of the Oath of Allegiance and the presentation of certificates to the new citizens.

Admission to the Naturalization Ceremony is free.

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