YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Thirty-eight new U.S. citizens were minted at a ceremony in Yellowstone National Park (YNP) on Thursday, Sept. 14, and YNP shared touching photos of the event on its Flickr page.
The candidates for citizenship represent 22 countries, including Australia, Belarus, Cameroon, Canada, China, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, India, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. These candidates currently reside in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
The ceremony took place in YNP’s Arch Park near Gardiner, Montana.
“Special venues not only make these events meaningful for those who have chosen to participate in American democracy and dedicated themselves to the country’s future, but they also reflect the strength and spirit of the United States,” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a press release.
The Oath of Allegiance was administered by Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Hambrick. Congratulatory remarks were delivered by YNP’s Deputy Superintendent Mike Tranel and USCIS Western Region Director John Daly, Jr.