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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.


Did You Know?

June 1945:  President Harry Truman plays the piano in the Paradise Inn lobby.

In June 1945, President Harry Truman visited Mount Rainier National Park, dined at the Paradise Inn and played a song on the Inn's piano. This piano and other notable items are preserved today in the Paradise Inn, part of an effort to maintain the park's rich historic legacy. More...