The 9th annual Naturalization Ceremony in the Park will be held Sept. 27 in Morristown National Historic Park, hosted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, working with the National Park Service.
Newark District Director John E. Thompson will administer the Oath of Allegiance. Morristown NPS Superintendent Thomas E. Ross will also make remarks.
The 24 anticipated citizenship candidates originate from these 13 countries: Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Lebanon, Paraguay, Syria, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The NPS has partnered with USCIS on promoting awareness and understanding of citizenship since 2006. Since the launch of the partnership, the NPS has hosted naturalization ceremonies for thousands of new Americans at sites across the country, including on the rim of the Grand Canyon, on the Civil War battlefield at Vicksburg National Military Park, the base of Mount Rushmore, Ellis Island, and at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
USCIS invites new citizens, their families and friends to share their experiences from the ceremonies via social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.