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Contact: Gabriel Laster, 229-824-4104 ext. 41
Contact: Steve Theus, 229-824-4104 ext. 42
This year marks the 98th Anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) and the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will join the other 401 units of the National Park Service in celebration on August 25th. This year will be special for more than 20 visitors to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. A citizenship ceremony will be held at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site at 11:30am inside the auditorium of Plains High School on Founders' Day. The ceremony is co-sponsored by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the NPS and everyone is welcome to attend.
For new citizens, it's the chance to take the oath of citizenship in our country's most significant places - places full of natural wonders and treasured history. It also gives us, the National Park Service, the opportunity to reach new audiences and demonstrate the relevancy of America's national park system.The candidates, representing 13 countries, will be receiving their citizenship to the United States of America.
Founders' Day is the perfect opportunity not only to take an active role in preserving these special places, but to explore and enjoy them. What better way to celebrate the beginning of the NPS than for the candidates to celebrate the beginning of a new life as a citizen of the United States. The NPS and USCIS partnership agreement helps introduce new citizens to some of the nation's most significant natural resources and cultural heritage sites. These historic and picturesque sites provide an ideal backdrop for citizenship ceremonies, where new citizens can learn about and reflect on American identity and the responsibilities of citizenship.