Independence Day Ceremonies

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Each year, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation hosts a naturalization ceremony on the West Lawn and features a distinguished speaker in celebration of the nation's birthday. Speakers have included the following:

Year Name Title
1936 Franklin Delano Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States
1947 Harry S. Truman 33rd President of the United States - 1976 Gerald R. Ford 38th President of the United States - 1992 Carl Sagan Astronomer - 1993 John T. Casteen III President of the University of Virginia -