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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

DateCity, State (or country)Location
11/7/2013New York, NYFranklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (Roosevelt Island)
11/7/2013Sacramento, CAUSCIS Field Office                                                          
11/8/2013Greenville, SCGreer-Furman Upstate Museum
11/8/2013St Louis, MOU.S. Grant Homestead (National Historic Site)      
11/8/2013Oakland Park, FLUSCIS Field Office
11/8/2013Pittsburgh, PASoldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum                                             
11/8/2013Tampa, FLUSCIS Field Office
11/8/2013Bedford, NHUSCIS Field Office
11/8/2013Hagatna, GuamDistrict Court of Guam
11/11/2013AfghanistanKandahar Air Force Base
11/11/2013San Antonio, TXFort Sam Houston   
11/12/2013Memphis, TNU.S. District Court (Western District of Tennessee)
11/12/2013Charleston, SCUSCIS Field Office
11/13/2013Hartford, CTOld State House
11/13/2013Arlington, VAWomen in Military Service for America Memorial Auditorium (Arlington National Cemetery)


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