It’s an annual Independence Day tradition at Monticello—and this year marks the 51st Naturalization Ceremony in Charlottesville.
80 people from 38 countries will become U-S citizens at the event.
Musician Dave Matthews, who heads the Dave Matthews band, will be a featured speaker at the event. Born in South Africa in 1967, he became a naturalized American citizen in 1980.
The Independence Day Ceremony at Monticello, presided over by the Western District Court of Virginia, is the oldest continuous naturalization ceremony outside of a courtroom in the country.