Homestead National Monument of America celebrated Flag Day, June 14, with a Naturalization Ceremony. There may be no better place to conduct these ceremonies than this site. The Homestead Act of 1862 lured many immigrants to this country with the promise of freedom and the American Dream of owning your own land. The United States today still shines that bright light to those who wish to live the life of freedom that America is known for. It is truly evident when speaking to the new citizens about their new rights. When they learn the national parks, which represent the history of the United States, belong to them, they are in awe. They are very proud to support and learn more about their new country. Homestead National Monument of America and Citizenship and Immigration Services have entered the third year of their partnership of hosting a minimum of two naturalization ceremonies each year at the park.