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Naturalization of New Citizens on Independence Day

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Date: June 23, 2008

Media Advisory

Release date: Immediate           
Contact: Rick Ziino (314)655-177

 

WHERE:    Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Historic Old Courthouse, 11 North Fourth Street in St. Louis, Missouri.

WHEN:      Thursday, July 3, 2008 

WHAT:      The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, in cooperation with the National Park                        

Service at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial will commemorate Flag Day with a public naturalization ceremony at the Historic Old Courthouse on Thursday, July 3, 2008.  The ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the rotunda of the Historic Old Courthouse, 11 North Fourth Street in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Approximately 75 prospective United States citizens will take the oath of citizenship at an official naturalization ceremony inside the Historic Old Courthouse.  This historic building will be decorated with an array of patriotic 19th Century displays, including a 33-star, 36’ x 20’ garrison flag suspended from the fifth-level balcony.

The public is invited to attend the naturalization ceremony and see the decorated Historic Old Courthouse.  The garrison flag and historic decorations will be exhibited through July 20, 2008.  All events and exhibits at the Historic Old Courthouse are free of charge. 

 

Did You Know?

Cartoon grouse

The Lewis and Clark expedition sent back animals to President Jefferson from Ft. Mandan. Four magpies, a prairie dog, and a sharptailed grouse were sent back with Corporal Warfington. Unfortunately, only the prairie dog and one magpie survived the arduous journey. Learn more about the journey here. More...