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Contact: K. Quinn Andrus, Community Relations Officer, (415) 248-8873
Contact: Eva Dodd, Special Park Use Coordinator, National Park Service, (360) 816-6241
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in partnership with Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS), will welcome new United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony taking place at the Historic Hangar of Pearson Air Museum on June 30, 2017, at 12 pm.
At the ceremony, thirty new citizens representing countries from around the world will be sworn in by Anya Ronshaugen, Acting Field Office Director with the USCIS. Tracy Fortmann, Fort Vancouver NHS Superintendent, will welcome the candidates for citizenship and their families to this national park, which has a rich, multicultural history. The keynote speaker for the event will be Doug Wilson National Park Service Archaeologist will speak of the long tradition of immigration to this area and multicultural history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
The USCIS invites new citizens, their families, friends, and the public to share in the long tradition of welcoming our new citizens. Fortmann said, “National parks like Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are perfect backdrops for this very important moment when we will welcome a group of new citizens to our country. Our national parks are fundamentally American, and represent places where we can learn about what it means to be American. This ceremony has been an annual event here for nearly a decade, and is a great opportunity to see a group of people who have worked so hard to become a part of our nation.”
What: Naturalization Ceremony
Where: The Historic Hangar at Pearson Air Museum, part of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Located at 1115 E 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
When: Friday, June 30, 2017, at 12 pm