Number To Take Oath of Citizenship
During 4th of July Festival
June 26, 2008 – Southport,
North Carolina (NC) - A record number
of 96 individuals from 48 counties and every continent in the world
will take their Oath of Citizenship and become United States
citizens during the
of July Festival Naturalization Ceremony on Thursday, July 3rd
at 4:45pm at
Fort Johnston on the Garrison Lawn
Since 1996, a Naturalization
Ceremony has been incorporated into the N.C. 4th of July Festival
and administered by what is now The United States Department of
Homeland Security Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
New citizens and spectators will be entertained by canon salutes,
music by the Southport Community Choir & Sea Notes Choral Society
and a patriotic finale provided by the Sunny Point Fireboat. The
Main Address will be given by Dr. E. Thomas Wetzel, II, welcome from
City of Southport Mayor Sandy Spencer and closing remarks by Mr.
Jeffrey Sapko, USCIS.
The new citizens and their
families will be invited to a reception after the event hosted by
Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR.
A festive mood will be set
prior to the ceremony as the Brunswick Concert Band plays a
selection of patriotic music from 4pm-4:45pm at
Fort Johnston on the Garrison Lawn.
Because the N.C. 4th of July
Festival Committee understands the importance and sacrifices made to
ensure our right to vote, it has arranged for the Brunswick County
Board of Elections to hold a voter registration event from 3pm-6pm
at the Southport Community Building. Newly naturalized citizens, new
residents to the county or state, or any citizen of the United
States not already registered are encouraged to do so.
The Naturalization Ceremony is
organized by the N.C. 4th of July Festival & US Department of
Homeland Security Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Service and
sponsored by The State Port Pilot. For a complete festival calendar
www.nc4thofjuly.com or for
questions contact the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
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