New citizens pledge allegiance at Mount Vernon


Mount Vernon hosts its eighth annual U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Ceremony on Monday, May 19.  The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. on the east lawn of George Washingtons home and will include a special musical performance.  

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association co-host the ceremony as Americas 50 newest citizens from countries all across the world, pre-selected by the USCIS, pledge to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

WHEN:May 19, 2008
           11:00 a.m.                                   

WHERE:Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
             Southern end of the George Washington Memorial
             Parkway Just 16 miles south of Washington, 

ADMISSION: Admission is free for new citizens and their