Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. on the beautiful grounds of Red Hill, Henry’s last home and burial place.
Citizen applicants earn the right to become U. S. citizens by meeting several requirements, one of which is to pass a test demonstrating the applicant’s ability to read, write, and speak basic English. Applicants must also show that they have a basic knowledge of U.S. history and government. Among the many questions individuals have been given to study has been, “Who declared, ‘Give me liberty or give me death!’?” The final step in the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, the Naturalization Ceremony welcomes citizens to celebrate their new status in the country.
Prior to the oath ceremony, docents will be available to provide information about Henry’s life at Red Hill starting at 9:00 a.m. There will be blacksmithing, and spinning and weaving in the historic buildings. Seating begins at 10:30 and a reception to follow hosted by the Auxiliary and Brookneal Woman’s Club. The Red Hill Chapter of the DAR will provide prior. There will also be patriotic performances.
There is no admission fee for this event. Members of the press are requested to call in advance.
Last Updated: 2/25/2014 1:37 PM