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Contact: Lisa Dittman, 518-670-2980Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4 will be celebrated at Saratoga National Historical Park with the 14th annual Citizenship Ceremony and traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10:00 am.
On the anniversary of our nation and upon the grounds where independence was won, 20 immigrants from countries all over the world will become new citizens of the United States of America. Fife and drums, color guard, and musket firings frame this special event organized by Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, Friends of Saratoga Battlefield and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The League of Women Voters will be onsite with voter registration forms for anyone who is interested in registering.
Join volunteer Joe Craig at 2 pm as a messenger from 1776, when he reads from the Declaration of Independence with authentic 18th century toasts reflecting the insightful wit of the document signers. Enjoy free lemonade to share in the toasts, followed by celebratory musket firings.
These events are free and open to the public.