New Citizens Take Oath at Monticello

For the 43rd time yesterday, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation offered up Monticello for a special naturalization ceremony on the anniversary of our nation’s birth. 79 people became citizens on the 229th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, written of course by Mr. Jefferson. This year’s speaker was famed architect I.M. Pei, whose comments are approximately eight minutes into this hour-long ceremony. Special thanks to Travis Messinger for providing us with the audio of this event, and to Chad Wollerton at Monticello.