Naturalization Ceremony at the Monument
Scotts Bluff National Monument will be the site of swearing in of new U.S. Citizens.
Scotts Bluff National Monument is proud host of a Naturalization Ceremony, to be held in its Monument Amphitheater on Wednesday May 30th 2012 at 2:00 PM.
"This is the first time a Naturalization Ceremony has been held at our location", says Park Ranger AJ Legault."Most Citizenship Candidates have to travel to Omaha for the ceremony.Having this event at Scotts Bluff National Monument is a great way to lessen the travel distance for applicants, and a better opportunity for friends and family members to attend the celebration.We are hopeful to make this an annual event", says Legault
Caroline Pratt, Director of Omaha U.S. Citizenship Immigration Service will be on site to administer the oath, and present certificates. Local residents will also be involved with the program including Boy Scout Troop 17 from Gering presenting the colors and the national anthem will be sung by choir members from Western Nebraska Community College.
The public is welcome to come and witness this historic event, as some of our area residents become American Citizens.
Did You Know?
The 1.6 mile Saddle Rock Trail leads hikers from the Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center to the summit. Though the wagon ruts have eroded away, the 1/2 mile Oregon Trail Pathway runs from the Visitor Center to the remnants and roadbed of the Oregon Trail.