NASA Audio File

NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER HOSTS NATURALIZATION CEREMONY – KSC (NEW)
July 1, 2010
 
NASA helped welcome more than 100 people as new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla., on July 1. This was the first time a naturalization ceremony was held at a NASA facility.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administered the Oath of Allegiance at Kennedy to a group of candidates representing 36 countries in honor of the upcoming Independence Day holiday. An estimated 3,800 candidates will become citizens at 55 special ceremonies, including the one at Kennedy, held across the country and around the world from July 1-6. Several of the new citizens were U.S. service members.

Center Contact: Allard Beutel, 321-867-2468
HQ Contact: John Yembrick, 202-358-1100
For more info: http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy


Naturalization Ceremony

Officer:  Are you ready?
Crowd: Yes.

Officer:  I hereby declare, on oath…

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Officer:  On behalf of the United States.
Crowd:  On behalf of the United States.

Officer:  And I take this obligation freely…
Crowd:  And I take this obligation freely…

Officer:  Without any mental reservation…
Crowd:   Without any mental reservation…

Officer:  Or purpose of evasion…
Crowd:  Or purpose of evasion…

Officer:  So help me God…
Crowd:  So help me God…

Officer:  You are now US citizens!  Congratulations!  Wow!  You did it! 
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