Melania Trump to Headline Naturalization Ceremony
Plus, Jill Biden Travels to California to visit Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as part of new Women’s Health research initiative.
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Former First Lady Melania Trump is expected to speak before a National Archives’ naturalization ceremony on Dec. 15. The ceremony is part of its annual celebration of Bill of Rights Day. The ceremony will be held in the historic National Archives Rotunda, and will see 25 people from 25 nations sworn in as new U.S. citizens in front of the Constitution and the nation’s other founding documents. Trump, herself a naturalized citizen, and Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan, will provide remarks, according to a statement from the National Archives and Records Administration.
The citizenship candidates are from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Cameroon, China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom.
Bill of Rights Day commemorates the ratification of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution on December 15, 1791. In President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 proclamation, he asked that December 15 be “set apart as a day of mobilization for freedom and for human rights, a day of remembrance of the democratic and peaceful action by which these rights were gained, a day of reassessment of their present meaning and their living worth.”
Jill Biden heads to California as part of new Women’s Health Research initiative
And this weekend, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Los Angeles, California. On Friday, as part of the new White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research, the first lady will visit Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where she will tour the research laboratories of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center and Smidt Heart Institute. The visit will highlight the importance of advancing research on women’s health. On Saturday afternoon, Biden is expected to speak at a political event for the Biden Victory Fund in Los Angeles.
The Associated Press
Dec. 6, 2023 — Jill Biden and children from military families on Wednesday helped sort toys donated by the White House to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Read more
Dec. 5, 2023 — In the world of politics, much can get lost in the noise of dissenting opinions. But when it comes to the White House Christmas decorations, we can all lay our discord on the table for the sake of congenial holiday spirit. This year, there’s plenty to gush over: First Lady Jill Biden has teamed up with Pinterest for a Christmastime display that transforms the White House into a veritable Christmas wonderland. Read more
Voice of America
Dec. 4, 2023 — VOA Correspondent Kane Farabaugh has covered the life and legacy of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter for nearly 20 years. After attending the former first lady’s funeral on Nov. 26, Farabaugh shares his personal reflections of Rosalynn Carter, who helped redefine the role of first lady in and out of the White House. View here
Dec. 1, 2023 — President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden attended the 46th Kennedy Center Honors. View here
Action News 4
Dec. 1, 2023 — A home in Aliquippa is part of American history. First Lady Rosalynn Carter spent the night inside the house, spending personal time with the Clark family. Read more
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