U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they will highlight service members, military spouses and veterans taking the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens at naturalization ceremonies in honor of Veterans Day.
USCIS will welcome more than 3,000 new citizens at nearly 40 naturalization ceremonies taking place across the country November 7-14.
Since September 2002, USCIS has naturalized more than 102,000 service members, including individuals serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea, Germany, Japan and elsewhere.
“On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have pledged to defend our nation, as we cherish the freedoms we enjoy because of the sacrifices of our service members, and their families,” USCIS Director León Rodríguez said. “Today, we honor those who pledged to defend our nation before they were even citizens of our nation.”
USCIS’ observances will feature a naturalization ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, on Nov. 10 -- the 239th anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps. During this event, Rodríguez will administer the Oath of Allegiance and present the candidates for naturalization.
Our office is very proud of all of our military service men and women and would like to give a special thanks to our Business Manger, Rebekah Calloway who is a retired United States Army Specialist with service in Iraq and Kuwait.
|Spc. R Calloway, US ARMY Ret.|