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Celebrating Independence Day with Naturalization Ceremonies

On July 4, Americans celebrate the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776. USCIS marks this occasion each year by holding special naturalization ceremonies across the country.  

This year, we will welcome nearly 9,000 new citizens during more than 100 naturalization ceremonies between June 30 and July 4. A list of highlighted ceremonies is below.

We welcome you to share your ceremony experiences and photos via Twitter and other social media, using the hashtag #newUScitizen. You can also follow @USCIS on Twitter and



Date City, State


Jun. 30, 2014

Barrington, RI

Barrington Public Library

Jun. 30, 2014

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas City Hall

Jun. 30, 2014

Harpers Ferry, WV

Harpers Ferry National Park

Jul. 1, 2014Pawtucket, RI

Pawtucket Public Library

Jul. 1, 2014Modesto, CA

Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Media Center

Jul. 2, 2014Fort Jackson, SC

Fort Jackson

Jul. 2, 2014San Diego, CA

USS Midway Museum (military ceremony)

Jul. 2, 2014Sacramento, CA

Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum (children's ceremony)

Jul. 2, 2014Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz, Porter College

Jul. 2, 2014Providence, RI

Providence Public Library

Jul. 2, 2014New York, NY

New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwartzman Building

Jul. 2, 2014Atlanta, GA

Turner Field, Home of Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball

Jul. 2, 2014Keystone, SD

Mount Rushmore National Memorial 

Jul. 2, 2014Middletown, CT

Russell Library

Jul. 2, 2014Miramar, FL

Miramar Branch Library and Education Center

Jul. 3, 2014Fort Sill, OK

Fort Sill (military ceremony)

Jul. 3, 2014Santa Clara, CA

California's Great America Theme Park

Jul. 3, 2014Brooklyn Center, MA

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Jul. 3, 2014Bangor, ME

Husson University

Jul. 3, 2014Indianapolis, IN

President Benjamin Harrison Home

Jul. 3, 2014Tampa, FL

John F. Germany Public Library

Jul. 3, 2014Greenville, SC

Upcountry History Museum

Jul. 3, 2014Greely, CO

Centennial Village in Greely

Jul. 3, 2014Memphis, TN

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Jul. 3, 2014Orem, UT

Scera Park

Jul. 3, 2014Anchorage, AK

Kincaid Outdoor Center

Jul. 3, 2014St. Louis, MO

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Old Courthouse

Jul. 3, 2014Pearl Harbor, HI

USS Missouri (military ceremony)

Jul. 3, 2014South Port, NC

Fort Johnston, Historic Garrison House

Jul. 3, 2014Pawtucket, RI

McCoy Stadium, Home of Pawtucket Red Sox of Minor League Baseball

Jul. 3, 2014Des Moines, IA

Principal Park, Home of the Iowa Cubs of Minor League Baseball

Jul. 3, 2014Trenton, NJ

Arm and Hammer Park, Home of the Trenton Thunder

Jul. 3, 2014New Britain, CT

New Britain Stadium, Home of the Britain Rock Cats of Minor League Baseball

Jul. 4, 2014Charlottsville, VA

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Jul. 4, 2014Phoenix, AZ

South Mountain Community College

Jul. 4, 2014Tucson, AZ

Saguaro National Park

Jul. 4, 2014Winston-Salem, NC

Old Salem Museums and Gardens

Jul. 4, 2014Portsmouth, NH

Strawbery Banke Museum

Jul. 4, 2014Mount Vernon, VA

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens

Jul. 4, 2014Camden, NJ

Battleship New Jersey

Jul. 4, 2014Annapolis, MD

William Paca House & Garden

Jul. 4, 2014Stillwater, NY

Saratoga National Historical Park

Jul. 4, 2014New Orleans, LA

National World War II Museum

Jul. 4, 2014Burlington, VA

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum

Jul. 4, 2014Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Capital Building, North Carolina State Capital Celebration

Jul. 4, 2014Seattle, WA

Seattle Center

Jul. 4, 2014Los Alamos, NM

Bandelier National Monument

Jul. 4, 2014Philadelphia, PA

Betsy Ross House (children's ceremony)

Jul. 4, 2014Yakima, WA

State Fair Park

Jul. 4, 2014Philadelphia, PA

Liberty Bell Center (children's ceremony)

Jul. 4, 2014Albany, NY

New York State Supreme Court

Jul. 4, 2014San Antonia, TX


Jul. 4, 2014Kissimmee, FL

Give Kids the World Village

Jul. 4, 2014Palm Beach, FL

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum


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