The Civics Renewal Network brought four dozen students from across the nation to Washington, D.C., for a Constitution Day program. These middle and high school students used their civic skills and knowledge to improve their school or community.
2014 Naturalization Ceremonies
Organized by the Federal Courts, nearly 30 naturalization ceremonies were held across the country as part of the Constitution Day and Citizenship Day celebration. This is the first year that the Federal Courts coordinated a nationwide celebration involving naturalization events. Federal judges administered the oath of citizenship to an estimated 8,500 new citizens in ceremonies from Yosemite Park in California to the Alamo in Texas and the Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse in New York City. Many students witnessed or took part in the ceremonies by reciting the Constitution’s Preamble.
Media Advisory for Constitution Day
This year Constitution Day, Wednesday, Sept. 17, and the 225th anniversary of the drafting of the Bill of Rights will be celebrated by an unusual variety of events spanning the nation, including naturalization ceremonies at iconic sites, students taking the “Preamble Challenge,” a panel in Washington examining the role of civics in American life, and the start-up of an online resource for civics education.
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