Naturalization Ceremonies Create Lasting Memories
By Hayley Pierson, Relocation Services Intern
Each ceremony I have attended has been standing room only. The families and friends of these new citizens fill every possible space in the back of the courtroom. Each of them are proud to watch as their loved one takes the oath to become a citizen of the United States of America. It is a major accomplishment in their lives. In the first Naturalization Ceremony I attended, we met a man that I will not soon forget. He was there to see his son become a citizen and from my understanding was on the path to citizenship himself. His face lit up when his son’s name was called and he was sure to take a picture, even though he could only see the back of his head from where we were standing.