Naturalization Ceremony in Troy, NYby Kathleen Lisson
I had the honor of participating in the December 2013 Naturalization ceremony held in Troy, NY.
Richard Reilly, Judge Ceresia, Carol Haid and Kathleen Lisson at the Naturalization Ceremony December 13, 2013
Dress: Modcloth Eiffel Power Dress in Toile
Gloves : Vintage
Carol looks on as 57 new citizens recite the Oath of Allegiance
The Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution helps celebrate our newest citizens at each Naturalization ceremony held in Troy. This time I got to hand out an American flag to the men and women as they came up to receive their citizenship certificate.
The most memorable moment for me was standing among these new citizens and listening to them recite the Pledge of Allegiance in all their lovely accents as Americans for the very first time.
My ancestors arrived on this continent in 1630 and several fought in the Revolutionary War. I am so happy to be able to witness that their sacrifices were not in vain - America is still a place where people flock to in order to seek a better life.
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