USCIS Celebrates Veterans Day with Naturalization Ceremonies

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On Nov. 11, we will celebrate Veterans Day to honor past and present members of the United States Armed Forces for their dedication to serving our country and defending our freedoms. Each year, USCIS marks this occasion with naturalization ceremonies that highlight our agency’s commitment to bringing immigration services to members of our military and to their families. Since Sept. 2002, USCIS has naturalized more than 92,000 members of the military, including nearly 11,000 who received their citizenship overseas.

We will welcome more than 8,000 new citizens during 120 naturalization ceremonies between Nov. 7 and 13 in honor of Veterans Day. A list of highlighted ceremonies is below.

This year, we’ve added something new to our Veterans Day celebration: We welcome you to share your ceremony experiences and photos via Twitter, using the hashtag #newUScitizen. You can also follow us @USCIS on Twitter and

Date City, State (or country) Location
11/7/2013 New York, NY Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (Roosevelt Island)
11/7/2013 Sacramento, CA USCIS Field Office                                                          
11/8/2013 Greenville, SC Greer-Furman Upstate Museum
11/8/2013 St Louis, MO U.S. Grant Homestead (National Historic Site)      
11/8/2013 Oakland Park, FL USCIS Field Office
11/8/2013 Pittsburgh, PA Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum                                             
11/8/2013 Tampa, FL USCIS Field Office
11/8/2013 Bedford, NH USCIS Field Office
11/8/2013 Hagatna, Guam District Court of Guam
11/11/2013 Afghanistan Kandahar Air Force Base
11/11/2013 San Antonio, TX Fort Sam Houston   
11/12/2013 Memphis, TN U.S. District Court (Western District of Tennessee)
11/12/2013 Charleston, SC USCIS Field Office
11/13/2013 Hartford, CT Old State House
11/13/2013 Arlington, VA Women in Military Service for America Memorial Auditorium (Arlington National Cemetery)


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