Seeing dozens become U.S. citizens at Yosemite is everything great about America

Forty-nine people were sworn in as United States citizens this week in front of one of the most amazing backdrops in the United States has to offer.

The naturalization ceremony happened on September 19 at Yosemite National Park. The event naturalized people from 15 different countries, including but not limited to the United Kingdom, Austrailia, Bulgaria, Zambia, China, India, and Mexico.

 

 

The swearing-in took place at Glacier Point. The view is arguably one of the best at Yosemite and maybe in the world. The point overlooks Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemite’s high country.

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The Park Service says naturalization ceremonies are taking place in national parks across the country this week in honor of Constitution Week and Citizenship Day. September 17 commemorates the formation and signing of the constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787.

Tuesday’s event marked the 10th naturalization ceremony conducted in Yosemite National Park under an agreement with the U.S. Departement of Interior and the Departement of Homeland Security.

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