Naturalization ceremony to be held at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will welcome new citizens at the second Naturalization Ceremony held at the battlefield, on April 18, at 11 a.m. More than 65 new citizens will take the Oath of Allegiance and be presented their certificates as citizens of the United States of America in front of the visitor center.
“If you have not attended a Naturalization Ceremony, this is a great opportunity to observe the excitement on the new citizens faces as they become a citizen of the United States of America,” Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Superintendent Ted Hillmer said. “Every American citizen should observe this ceremony at least once in their lifetime. The ceremony will be held at the park and is open to the public.” The Color Guard will consist of staff/volunteers, the National Anthem will be performed by the Republic High School choir and, at the end of the ceremony, Wilson’s Creek NB staff/volunteers will fire the cannon.
Following the ceremony, the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation will serve light refreshments. The League of Woman Voters, Daughters of the American Revolution and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation will be available to provide information on how to register to vote and membership information.  Should you need additional information and directions to the park, check their web site:


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