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Naturalization Ceremony
July 4, 2017

Fisher Pavilion
Naturalization
Did you know …

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America ...” New Americans say these words for the first time at naturalization ceremonies around the country. On July 4th at Seattle Center, more than 500 candidates originating from Angola to Zambia will recite them together in the largest daytime Independence Day observance in the Northwest.

Try to correctly answer these three sample U.S. citizenship test questions:

1. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

2. In what document is the Freedom of Speech found?

3. What do the stars on the U.S. flag represent?

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
 
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Celebrate our nation’s independence while congratulating more than 500 new U.S. citizens at the Naturalization Ceremony, the largest daytime Independence Day observance in the Northwest.
 
Seattle Center, City of Seattle and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services co-present the Naturalization Ceremony, held annually at Seattle Center for the past 33 years. City of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray serves as Master of Ceremonies and announces all represented countries and introduces the eldest applicant for citizenship. Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams will welcome attendees. Thousands are expected to attend this free event.
 
Navy Band Northwest offers a pre-ceremony performance beginning at 10:30 a.m. The formal program begins at 12 p.m. 


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