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Citizenship Ceremony at Smithsonian A&I Building, Star Spangled Banner (banjo and vocal)

One of the greatest honors I've enjoyed in my time working at the Smithsonian took place last Friday (7/7/17) at the Arts and Industries Building when I got to perform my rendition of our National Anthem for 25 young people from around the world who officially became U.S. citizens during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival's program "On the Move: Migration Across Generations." I can't think of too many better ways to perform my civic duties as an American, than to welcome immigrants to this great country! #50yearsofFolklife Thank you Scott Linford for taking this video!

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Comment by Steven J. Berger on July 10, 2017 at 7:49pm

What a wonderful honor for you, the banjo, and for 25 new citizens!

Comment by Paul Draper on July 10, 2017 at 8:33pm
Way cool Greg! Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Sonny Bryan on July 11, 2017 at 6:38pm
Fantastic, Greg! The National Anthem is a difficult song. You nailed it!!

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