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Media Advisory: USCIS to Welcome 20 New Citizens During Independence Day Celebration at The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site

 Citizenship candidates to take Oath at public libraries and historic landmarks across America.

PLYMOUTH, Vt. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) St. Albans Field Office Director Jean Tharpe will present 20 citizenship candidates to Judge J. Garvan Murtha, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Vermont Federal District.  The Honorable J. Garvan Murtha will deliver  the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Saturday, July 4th. The naturalization ceremony is part of a the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation’s Forth of July celebration.

Amity Shlaes, Coolidge Foundation Chairman, will welcome the The Honorable J. Garvan Murth, citizenship candidates and guests.  Coolidge Foundation Executive Director, Matthew Denhart, will deliver keynote remarks.  Ms. Jennifer Sayles Harville, Great-Granddaughter of President and Mrs. Coolidge will sing the National Anthem.

The 20 citizenship candidates originate from the following 13 countries: Bhutan (5), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada (3), Ghana, Jamaica, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, and United Kingdom (2).

This ceremony is part of USCIS’ annual Independence Day celebration. This year, USCIS celebrates our nation’s 239th birthday by welcoming more than 4,000 new U.S. citizens in more than 50 naturalization ceremonies across the country from July through July 4. To view a list of 2015 Independence Day naturalization ceremonies, visit

USCIS is asking new citizens and their families and friends to share their experience and photos from their ceremonies via social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis) and the USCIS blog The Beacon.


The Honorable J. Garvan Murtha,  U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Vermont Federal District

Jean Tharpe, USCIS St. Albans Field Office Director

Amity Shlaes Coolidge Foundation Chairman

Matthew Denhart Coolidge Foundation Executive Director




Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m.


The President Calvin Coolidge Presidential Historic Site
3780 Route 100A, Plymouth, Vermont 05056



Anita Rios Moore, USCIS Public Affairs Officer, at (202)604-9832 or Twitter @USCISMediaVT


Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation: Matthew Denhart, Executive Director at (740)590-3377 or Twitter @CoolidgeClub




Media should arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow for set-up. 



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