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First Naturalization Ceremony to be held at Mount Rainier

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Date: July 18, 2014
Contact: Tracy Swartout, Deputy Superintendent, 360-569-6502

On Monday, July 21, Mount Rainier will host the park's first naturalization ceremony for individuals who will become United States citizens. The special ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the patio area adjacent to the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center located at Paradise. Sixteen individuals from nine countries are expected to declare their Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America as they become new U.S. citizens.

This special ceremony is one of several being held in National Park Service areas throughout the country this summer, and is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the National Park Service.

The public is welcome to attend.

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Did You Know?

Artist rendering of the new Paradise Visitor Center.

The park recently completed building a new visitor center at Paradise & rehabilitating the historic Paradise Inn. The new visitor center is more sustainable and less expensive to operate than the existing visitor center. The Paradise Inn, after 90 years of use, was in need of rehabilitation.