USCIS Celebrates Veterans Day with Naturalization Ceremonies
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 Facebook.com/USCIS.
|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)|