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Photo Gallery: An American Celebration at Mount Vernon

In celebration of Independence Day, Mount Vernon Estate held day-long celebrations including live music, a naturalization ceremony and daytime fireworks.

Despite the high heat and oppressive sun, Independence Day was celebrated at the Mount Vernon Estate on Wednesday. The celebration held multiple events throughout the day. These included a concert by the National Concert Band, daytime fireworks and a ceremony honoring newly naturalized U.S. citizens.

The new citizens pledged their Oath of Citizenship on the grounds in front of the Mount Vernon mansion in a ceremony filled with excitement and gratitude. After the ceremony, patriotic music was performed by the National Concert Band, a group consisting of retired military band members. The day was topped off with daytime fireworks over the Potomac River and free birthday cake.

Alan July 06, 2012 at 06:53 AM
What a great picture, it looks like Ms. Martinez is ready to explode with pride. Good for her!

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