2014

Flag Day and Children's Citizenship Celebration

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History:

WHAT: The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will kick off its Flag Day festival with a children's citizenship ceremony at 11 a.m., followed with a performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town and a flag folding activity.

WHEN: Saturday, June 12

11 a.m.

WHERE: National Museum of American History

14th Street and Madison Drive N.W.

Flag Hall; 2nd Floor Center

WHO: Alejandro Mayorkas, director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Brent D. Glass, director, National Museum of American History

The citizenship ceremony, beginning at 11 a.m., will include 24 children from 18 countries, including Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Haiti, and South Korea. The children will receive their citizenship certificates from Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The ceremony will kick off the museum's Flag Day festival, which features a full day of flag-oriented programming. Activities include patriotic music by the Fifes and Drums of York Town and a 4 p.m. flag-folding demonstration. The museum's regularly scheduled theater programs and tours will also take place. A full schedule is available at americanhistory.si.edu.

SOURCE Smithsonian's National Museum of American History



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