Sue and I drove to Portsmouth, NH Monday July 4th to the Strawbery Banke Museum to watch the 11:00 am United States Naturalization Ceremony.
It was a beautiful hot summer day as we watched 96 immigrants from 52 countries and 5 continents accept their responsibilities for United States citizenship.
The oath was given by New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen with a great speech given by the 84th Portsmouth Naval Shipyard commander Captain William Greene.
After the ceremony, we spent the next 3 hours visiting all of the historically preserved homes in the 10 acre living history museum. Strawbery Banke, on the site of what was formerly the Puddle Dock area of Portsmouth, is one of the reasons Portsmouth has become a destination tourist area.
We stopped briefly on the way home to pick up some items for dinner at the Hannafords on Route 108. It didn't take us long to get out on the deck with the backgammon board to enjoy another beautiful summer's day!