A naturalization ceremony will be held at George Washington Carver National Monument. This event is a partnership between the National Park Service, the United States Naturalization and Immigration Service, and the United States District Court. An official press release will be issued soon.
Almost sixty people will be sworn in as American citizens on May 31, 2018. The ceremony starts at 1:00 pm, but you are encourage to come early, and enjoy the refreshments and appetizers being provided by the Carver Birthplace Association. Please confirm your attendance if you have not already done so.
There are 59 people taking the oath on that day, from Australia, Bolivia, Burma, Cameroon, Canada, People's Republic of China, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
The special guest speaker will be Dr. Andrew Manu. Dr. Manu is the current President of the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora. He is originally from Ghana. Dr. Manu is currently employed at Iowa State University where he was appointed as the George Washington Carver Endowed Chair. Supporting African agriculture and environmental preservation, Manu is active in programs aimed at the extension of sustainable technologies for smallholder farmers and an advocate for prudent management of natural resources. He is a very dynamic speaker, and one who is perfect for this special day!
There will also be short spoken tributes to the new citizens from our federal and state legislators, ceremonial songs and presentations, and remarks from the Honorable M. Douglas Harpool.
The event will be held in the park's multi-purpose room on the lower level of the Visitor Center. Seating may be limited, priority will be given to the citizen's families.
George Washington Carver National Monument
5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840
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