Saturday, November 17, 2012

This is what makes America Great.   
We are a nation of people, whose immigrants earn their citizenship through a naturalization ceremony. And they take place in some of the most spectacular locations. We are a nation of Immigrants, built by Immigrants, fought for by Immigrants, settled by Immigrants.  God bless the United States of America.


SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Oct. 31, 2011) -- Eighteen Sailors earned their citizenship during a naturalization ceremony held aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex, commanded by Capt. David Fluker, is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting operations in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terry Matlock/Released) — at Subic Bay.

at Rockefeller Center. Friday Nov.16, 2012

...Administering the Oath of Allegiance — at Rockefeller Center.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Corbett and National Park Superintendent Cynthia Macleod stand with new citizens and honorary "bell tappers" Averi and Nandri Weaver before the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park.

New Mexico: At Bandelier National Monument, 15 immigrants were sworn in as new U.S. citizens on Independence Day. At the far left is USCIS Albuquerque Field Office Director Patti Reynolds; at far right is National Park Service Chief Ranger Tom Betts. The ceremony concluded with a celebratory ceremonial dance performed by Native American dancers. Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged, beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of human presence going back more than 11,000 years.
New York City: 21 new citizens and their families celebrate with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (in green blazer) and New York District Director Andrea J. Quarantillo (in blue blazer with flag pin) on July 2.

Candidates take the Oath of Allegiance onboard "Old Ironsides."

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: 100 take the Oath of Allegiance at Strawbery Banke Museum during special Fourth of July naturalization ceremony.

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