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