Skip to comments.President Bush to speak at Monticello's July 4 event
Posted on 06/28/2008 6:14:55 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. President George W. Bush will attend the July 4 event at Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, the White House has announced.
Bush will be the featured speaker at Monticellos 46th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. He will become the fourth sitting president to participate in Independence Day activities at Monticello, joining Franklin D. Roosevelt (1936), Harry S. Truman (1947), and Gerald R. Ford (1976).
We are truly honored to have President Bush as our featured speaker on July 4, and regard it as a great compliment that he has chosen to spend part of the last Independence Day of his presidency at Monticello, said Daniel P. Jordan, president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the private, nonprofit organization that has owned and operated Monticello since 1923.
In the naturalization ceremony, 75 people from 30 different countries are to be sworn in as U.S. citizens. Since 1963, more than 3,000 men and women have taken the oath of citizenship at Monticello in Independence Day ceremonies that are formal sessions of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. All the prospective citizens are residents of the federal court district and all were selected for the Monticello ceremony by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The Independence Day event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and members of the public will be admitted free of charge. Detailed information about the event and about Monticellos other operations on July 4 will be announced early next week.
Well, that’s nice. Monticello is charming. I’ve been there twice, and I wish I’d had other opportunities, because I didn’t have time to appreciate everything.
Happy Independence Day in advance, President Bush!
As a UVA student, I can think of no better way to top off summer school here in Charlottesville than by celebrating Independence Day at Monticello, cheering on our newest fellow citizens.
Waynesboro High School class of '72
I hope you have a wonderful time. We visited UVA when my brother was considering going there, but he ran into a residence snafu and went to Duke instead.
Happy 4th early!
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