Last year’s July 4 Naturalization Ceremony at Bandelier. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
July 4th is traditionally the day when Americans celebrate our freedom and independence.
This year, building on the success of last year’s ceremony, Bandelier National Monument is proud to partner with the United States Citizenship and Naturalization Services to host a naturalization ceremony.
Fifteen candidates, after years of fulfilling their requirements, will be taking their oath and becoming the newest citizens of the United States. Superintendent Jason Lott will be the keynote speaker, along with speeches by Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess and a representative from the office of United States Sen. Martin Heinrich.
We are pleased to have Eagle Scouts from Troop 129 to parade the colors, and the Rotary Club of Los Alamos will provide refreshments.
The event begins at 11 a.m. and like last year, Atomic City Transit is supporting the event by providing a bus specially for the participants. This ceremony is not only for new citizens; we encourage the public to attend and take this opportunity to reaffirm your personal values as a citizen of this great nation. Please catch the free park shuttles at the Visitor Center in White Rock and enjoy a relaxed scenic ride to Bandelier.
For more information, call the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505-672-3861 x 517.
Information about other events and ongoing activities is available by visiting the Bandelier National Monument website at www.nps.gov/bandor the park Facebook page at BandelierNPS.