On the Constitution’s 225th anniversary, 215 people took the oath of allegiance to the United States in the rotunda of the National Archives.
Sept. 17, 2012 Dominique Bagnato gets a hug from his wife, Tesa Conlin, and daughters Bliss, 11, center, and Mila, 7, after a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives. Bagnato and 214 other people became U.S. citizens on Monday, which was also the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. “Life brings you unexpected things,” says Bagnato, who is originally from France and is a teacher at the French International School in Chevy Chase.Matt McClain/For The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.