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52 Sworn in on Flag Day, Friday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Officers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Anchorage Field Office will conduct a special naturalization ceremony at the A.J. Loussac Library in the Wilda Marston Theater on June 14. This event is part of USCIS’ annual celebration of Flag Day.

Fifty-two people from 14 nations will become citizens on that day. They come from as far away as Serbia, Cameroon, Thailand, Cuba and South Sudan. Administering the oath will be Immigration Services Officer Sara Hardgrove. Volunteers form the National Guard will post the colors.

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14 as Flag Day by executive order, an action confirmed by an Act of Congress in August 1949.

WHO:

52 new U.S. citizens

WHEN:

Friday, June 14, 11 a.m.

WHERE:

A.J. Loussac Library – Wilda Marston Theater

3600 Denali Street

Anchorage, AK 99503

CONTACT:

Sharon Rummery, (415) 987-0191

 

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