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USCIS Celebrates Independence Day with Special Naturalization Ceremonies

Release Date: June 29, 2012

Date Location Summary
6/28/2012 International Ceremony                                            Tegucigalpa, Honduras International Ceremony - The Tecucigalpa Field Office will conduct a special military ceremony to celebrate Independence Day at the Ambassador's Residence.
6/28/2012 Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202 The Buffalo Field Office will help conduct a special ceremony aboard the USS Little Rock (former Flagship of the U.S. 6th Fleet).  
6/29/2012

Akron Summit Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326

The Cleveland Field Office will help conduct a special ceremony in honor of Independence Day.
6/29/2012 International Ceremony
Kandahar Airforce Base
Afghanistan
International Ceremony                                                      US Embassy in Kabul
6/29/2012

Dallas Field Office
6500 Campus Circle Drive
East, Irving, TX  75063

The Dallas Field Office will celebrate Independence Day with a special ceremony. The Mayor of Irving, Beth Van Duyne, will be present.
6/29/2012

Fort Necessity National Battlefield
One Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA  15437

The Pittsburgh Field Office will conduct a special Independence Day Ceremony at Fort Necessity - the place of battle for Colonial troops during the opening of the French and Indian War on July 3, 1754.  
6/29/2012

Yuba County Government Center
915 8th Street
Marysville, CA  95901

The Sacramento Field Office will conduct a special Independence Day Ceremony at the Yuba County Government Center.
7/2/2012

USS Midway Museum
910 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92132

The Chula Vista Field Office will help conduct a special annual Independence Day Ceremony on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum.  There will be 50 military applicants.
7/2/2012

Sesnon House at Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA

The San Jose Field Office will conduct a special Independence Day ceremony at the Sesnon House at Cabrillo College;   Congressman Sam Farr will serve as special guest speaker.
7/2/2012 Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10004
The New York Field Office will conduct a special Independence Day ceremony at the Fraunces Tavern Museum.  This building was once a gathering place for George Washington and many other American Revolutionary leaders. Today, the museum focuses mainly on American and revolutionary fine and decorative art and houses a large collection of Washington artifacts. 
7/2/2012

Lubbock Court
Lubbock, TX

The Dallas Field Office will help the court conduct a special naturalization ceremony to celebrate Independence Day.
7/3/2012

Garrison House
223 East Bay Street
Southport, NC 28461

The Raleigh-Durham Field Office will conduct a special ceremony on July 3rd on the lawn in front of the historic Garrison House, a remaining part of historic Fort Johnston (a Revolutionary and Civil War installation) owned by the United States Army until its transfer to the city of Southport four years ago.
7/3/2012

New Britain Rock Cats Stadium
230 John Karbonic Way
New Britain, CT  06051

The Hartford Field Office will help conduct their annual special Independence Day Ceremony at the minor league baseball stadium in New Britain, CT. 
7/3/2012

Middletown City Hall
245 DeKoven Drive
Middletown, CT  06457

The Hartford Field Office will help conduct their annual special Independence Day Ceremony in conjunction with the Russell Library at Middletown City Hall.
7/3/2012

Old Sacramento School Museum
Front and L Streets
Sacramento, CA  95814

The Sacramento Field Office will conduct a special children's naturalization ceremony at the Old Sacramento School Museum in celebration of Independence Day; Judie Fertig Panneton, local author of "Proud America: Growing Up As Children of Immigrants" will be the guest speaker .  
7/3/2012 Lubbock Court                                 Lubbock, TX The Dallas Field Office and the Lubbock Court will conduct two special naturalization ceremonies to celebrate Independence Day.
7/3/2012

Miami Field Office
8801 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL  33150

The Miami Field Office will conduct a special ceremony to celebrate Independence Day.
7/3/2012

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial - Old Courthouse
11 North 4th Street
St. Louis, MO  63102          

There will be a special 4th of July ceremony at the Old Courthouse (part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial NPS site) in St. Louis, MO.  The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case and also where Virginia Minor's case for a woman's right to vote came to trial in the 1870s.  
7/3/2012

McCoy Stadium
Ben Mondor Way
Pawtucket, RI

The Providence Field Office will help conduct a special naturalization ceremony in cooperation with the Pawtucket Red Sox baseball club; the triple A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.  The ceremony will precede a game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester (NY) Red Wings.  
7/3/2012

Portland Field Office
1455  N.W. Overton Street
Suite One
Portland, OR  972009

The Portland Field Office will conduct a special ceremony at their office in celebration of Indedpendence Day. 
7/3/2012 Comerica Park (Adams Street Ramp)             Detroit, MI The Detroit Field Office will help conduct a special naturalization ceremony on the field to celebrate Independence Day immediately prior to a Detroit Tiger's baseball game.
7/4/2012 Saratoga National Historical Park
648 New York 32,                                        Stillwater, NY 12170 
The Albany Field Office will conduct a special naturalization ceremony to celebrate Independence Day at Saratoga National Historical Park. This site was the first significant American military victory during the Revolution and the Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history. State Senator Roy McDonald will participate in this special ceremony.
7/4/2012 Sauder Village
22611 Street Route 2
Archbold, OH  43502
The Cleveland Field Office will conduct a special Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony at Sauder Village where costumed guides explain how families lived over 100 years ago.  
7/4/2012  TBD Seattle Center                                               
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
The Seattle Field Office will help conduct a special Independence Day Ceremony at the Seattle Center (base of the Space Needle).  This center was first built for the 1962 World's Fair and the 74 acre campus is located just north of downtown Seattle.  This venue offers a fairground, a park, and an arts and entertainment center all year round. Senator Maria Cantwell and Congressman McDermott will participate and the public will be invited to observe.
7/4/2012 National World War II Museum
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA  70130
The New Orleans Field Office will conduct a special naturalization ceremony to celebrate Independence Day at the National World War II Museum.
7/4/2012

South Mountain Community College Gymnasium
7050 S.24th St.
Phoenix, AZ

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and South Mountain Community College will welcome 250 Valley residents from 62 countries as new U.S. citizens at a special naturalization ceremony.  The ceremony is part of the annual Fiesta of Independence, a homegrown effort of community groups in the South Mountain Village, in conjunction with the USCIS. Fifty citizens were sworn-in at the first Fiesta of Independence in 1988.

7/4/2012 Thomas Jefferson's Monticello                                                             931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway                Charlottesville, VA  22902 The Washington Field Office will help conduct an annual special naturalization held by the Western District of Virginia Charlottesville Court at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in celebration of Independence Day.   
7/4/2012 International Ceremony    Yongson - US Army Garrison Independence Day naturalization ceremony for over 50 military and military spouses; Brigadier General David Conboy will serve as Keynote speaker.
7/4/2012 Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, New York 14511  The Buffalo Field Office will help conduct a special Independence Day naturalization ceremony at the Genesee Country Village & Museum.  Attendees and visitors will experience a parade and music and merriment as part of the day’s festivities highlighted by the swearing in of new American citizens.  The Honorable Judge Michael A. Telesca will conduct the official United States naturalization ceremony on the steps of the historic village Town Hall.
7/4/2012 National Constitution Center, Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA  19106 The Philadelphia Field Office will conduct a special Independence Day ceremony for 13 applicants to represent the 13 original colonies. Mayor Michael Nutter will be the guest speaker.
7/4/2012 Saguaro National Park
393 South Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ  85730
The Tucson Field Office and District Court will conduct an Independence Day Ceremony at Saguaro National Park; a place that represents five biotic life zones from desert to ponderosa pine forest and where giant saguaro cacti cover the valley floor.
7/4/2012 George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Alexandria, VA  22309
The Washington Field Office will help conduct an annual special naturalization ceremony at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate to celebrate Independence Day.
7/4/2012

Strawbery Banke Museum
454 Court Street
Portsmouth, NH  03803

The Manchester Field Office will host a special Independence Day Ceremony at the Strawbery Banke Museum.
7/4/2012 Ethan Allen Homestead
1 Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, VT  05408
The St. Albans Field Office will help the US District Court Burlington conduct a special Independence Day Ceremony at the Ethan Allen Homestead.
7/4/2012 Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544
The Albuquerque Field Office will conduct a special naturalization ceremony at the Bandelier National Monument to celebrate Independence Day.
7/4/2012 USS Constitution                                              Charlestown Navy Yard
1 Constitution Road
Charlestown, MA 02129 
The Boston Field Office will help conduct a special naturalization ceremony aboard the USS Constitution to celebrate Independence Day.
7/4/2012 Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
The Philadelphia Field Office will conduct a special naturalization ceremony at the Betsy Ross House to celebrate Independence Day.
7/4/2012 AutoZone Park/Memphis Redbirds
175 Toyota Plaza
Memphis, TN 38103
The Memphis Field Office will conduct a special Independence Day ceremony at the Memphis AutoZone Park prior to a Redbirds game.
7/4/2012 Homestead - Miami Speedway
One Speedway Blvd.
Homestead, FL
The City of Homestead has once again invited the Kendall Field Office to conduct a special Military Naturalization Ceremony in celebration of Independence Day.  The ceremony will take place at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. There will be children’s rides, live music, food vendors, entertainment and fireworks.
7/4/2012 US District Court                                         Overland Park, KS The Kansas City Field Office and the court will conduct a special Independence Day ceremony.
7/4/2012 Fisher Cat Stadium
1 Line Drive
Manchester, NH
The Manchester Field Office will host a special Military Independence Day Ceremony at the Fisher Cat Stadium.  
7/4/2012 Freedom Park - Nellis AFB
Las Vegas, NV
The Las Vegas Field Office will help conduct a special naturalization ceremony to celebrate Independence Day. A fireworks display will follow the ceremony.
7/4/2012 William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD  21401
The Baltimore Field Office will conduct a special Independence Day Ceremony at the William Paca House and Garden. 
7/4/2012 Tom Brown Park
Tallahassee, FL
The Jacksonville Field Office will help conduct a special Independence Day Ceremony at Tom Brown Park.
7/6/2012

James A. Garfield National Historic Site
8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH  44060

Historic Site:The Cleveland Field Office will help conduct a special judicial ceremony to celebrate Independence Day at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site.  This site preserves the family artifacts of the 20th president. Exhibits and tours introduce Garfield's humble upbringing and family life and is the site where Garfield launched his "Front Porch" campaign after his selection as the 1879 Republican nominee.
7/10/2012 Raley Field
400 Ballpark Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
The Sacramento Field Office will celebrate Independence Day with a naturalization ceremony at Raley Field.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/03/2012