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National Park ServiceNews Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 6, 2013
Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514
New Citizens to be sworn in as part of Constitution Day at
Homestead National Monument of America
Homestead National Monument of America is honored to host a United States Citizenship and Naturalization Ceremony onMonday September 16, 2013. 45new citizens will take their Oath of Allegiance to the United States at the ceremony. The ceremony will take place at2 p.m.in the Education Center’s Courtyard. The public is encouraged to attend.
Naturalization is the process by which U.S. Citizenship is conferred upon foreign citizens or nationals after fulfilling the requirements established by Congress. Afternaturalization,foreign-born citizens enjoy nearly all the same benefits, rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives to native-born U.S. Citizens, including the right to vote.
“The Homestead Act encouraged both immigration to the United States and migration within the country. The Naturalization ceremonies we hold today reflect the basic homesteading principle of welcoming new citizens to build our country,” stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondaythrough Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.SaturdayandSunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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