First-Ever Citizenship Ceremony to be Held at Four Freedoms Park

In honor of Veterans Day, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct a ceremony for 30 people at Four Freedoms Park on Thursday, November 7 at 11am. We're very excited to host the first-ever citizenship ceremony to be held at the Park.

The Oath of Allegiance will be administered by USCIS Acting New York District Phyllis A. Coven and remarks will be delivered by Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, Founder and Chair Emeritus.

This ceremony is 1 of 120 naturalization ceremonies that will take place between November 7 and November 13, welcoming approximately 8,000 new U.S. citizens in recognition of Veterans Day. Since September 2002, USCIS has naturalized more than 92,000 members of the military, including nearly 11,000 who received their citizenship overseas. 

The 30 citizenship candidates at the Four Freedoms Park Naturalization Ceremony originate from the following 26 countries: Antigua-Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Guinea, Guyana, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, St. Martin, South Korea, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago,  Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Among those naturalizing, five are active military members or veterans and one is a military spouse.