Los Alamos is incredibly diverse and culturally rich. We have people from more than 90 countries in our midst and their contributions are incalculable, not just their professional contributions but their cultural contributions.
They are a part of the story and the complex tapestry that is Los Alamos. and at 11 a.m. this Saturday, some of these individuals will take the last step in becoming full-fledged members of our society. They will become citizens of the United States in a naturalization ceremony at Fuller Lodge sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
Chief U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo will be officiating and swearing in our new citizens.
Special guest speaker will be David Israelevitz, Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair and Laboratory research scientist. But he’s not your run-of-the-mill County Councilor or research scientist. He also is an immigrant who went through the entire process to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
This event is open to the public and everyone is invited. Warning: these ceremonies can become very emotional. Bring tissues.