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Yosemite National Park Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

YOSEMITE — Over 50 people will become naturalized U.S. Citizens today at the famous Glacier Point, overlooking Half Dome and Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park.

This special ceremony commemorates Constitution and Citizenship Day, a combined event that is observed annually on Sept. 17, to commemorate the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States. It also recognizes those who have become naturalized U.S. Citizens.

The ceremony will feature California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher, United States Magistrate Judge Michael Seng, and representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services providing remarks and administering the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens.

The diverse group of newly naturalized citizens hails from all over the world, including Armenia, Jamaica, Fiji, Thailand, and Mexico.

The new citizens will be joined by their family and friends as they celebrate the end of their journey to become American citizens.

This special event is being held at 11 a.m. at the Glacier Point Amphitheater.

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