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Naturalization ceremony Friday
News · September 13, 2013


The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum will host a naturalization ceremony on Friday, Sept. 13, at 1:30 p.m.


Seventy candidates will take the oath of allegiance to the United States of America renouncing and abjuring all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, or state. The ceremony will be on the east lawn of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum.

This event is part of the annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Constitution Day is Sept. 17 in remembrance of the signing of the Constitution in 1787; Citizenship Day has been celebrated in conjunction with Constitution Day since 1952.

This ceremony is a unique collaboration between four federal agencies and a private foundation. Chief Magistrate Judge John S. Scoles of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa will preside. The Des Moines office of the Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum, the Hoover Library Association, and the Hoover National Park Service all contribute to this event.

This will be the eighth annual naturalization ceremony held at the Hoover Library-Museum. In the previous seven ceremonies, 528 immigrants became United States citizens.

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