Independence Day Ceremonies

From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia

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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
1994 David McCullough Biographer and Historian
1995 Roberto C. Goizueta Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Coca-Cola Company
1996 Richard Moe President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
1997 Colin L. Powell Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1998 Andrew Young Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations