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Manhattan Project park to welcome new U.S. citizens

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The National Park Service and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service will partner to hold a naturalization ceremony for new United States citizens at 10:30 a.m. June 16 in American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

The public is welcome to witness this stirring ceremony.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan will preside. Amanda North and Natasha Loyd from Oak Ridge High School will sing the national anthem. The Oak Ridge Police Department will provide the presentation of colors.

Naturalization is the process by which United States citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Naturalization ceremonies are a formal court proceeding in which foreign citizens or nationals are sworn in as United States citizens and receive their Certificate of Naturalization.

For information or directions, call Manhattan Project National Historical Park at 865-576-6767.