Melania Trump Addresses New American Citizens on the Duty of Safeguarding Our Freedom

Former first lady Melania Trump is set to address new American citizens this Friday, emphasizing the “responsibility” of citizenship and stressing the significance of “guarding our freedom” during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

In her remarks, Trump will share insights from her own naturalization experience, highlighting the immediate “sense of success” she felt upon becoming a U.S. citizen. The ceremony, taking place at 10 a.m. in the historic National Archives Rotunda, will witness 25 individuals from 25 nations being sworn in as new U.S. citizens in the presence of foundational documents like the Constitution.

During the ceremony, Trump will discuss the various responsibilities associated with being an American citizen.

“It means actively participating in the democratic process and guarding our freedom. It also means leading by example and contributing to our society,” the former first lady is expected to say. “It is a life-altering experience that takes time, determination and sometimes even tremendous strength.”

“Throughout our lives, we cross thresholds,” Trump will say. “And although obstacles often stand in the way of our goals, we persevere, as we understand that conquering them will provide great access to personal development, fulfillment and eventually self-actualization.”

Before the ceremony, Melania Trump expressed to Fox News Digital that she felt “honored to be invited to take part in the Naturalization Ceremony on Bill of Rights Day.”

“I can personally relate to the wave of emotions experienced by the individuals in today’s celebration and remember the sense of success I felt immediately after becoming a United States citizen,” Trump said.

The former first lady said that the “weight of this transformative moment is accentuated by the magnificence of the venue itself,” referring to the Rotunda of the National Archives.

“How fortunate to be with the naturalizing individuals and their families as they recite the Oath of Allegiance and become Americans before our great nation’s founding documents,” she said.

In a prior interview with Fox News Digital, the former first lady affirmed her endorsement of her husband’s presidential campaign. She expressed anticipation for “restoring hope for the future and leading America with love and strength” in the event of a potential second term in the White House.

Trump emphasized that, if granted “the privilege” of serving as first lady again in 2024, she would persist in prioritizing initiatives dedicated to the well-being and development of children. Her goal is to guarantee that they receive the “support and resources they need to reach their full potential.”