U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will recognize Presidents Day, welcoming more than 19,000 people as U.S. citizens during 135 naturalization ceremonies across the country Feb. 15 through Feb. 22.
“Throughout our nation’s history, the words and deeds of
presidents have inspired Americans to uphold the ideals of freedom and equality
enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the ,”
said USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas. “For Presidents Day, we welcome 19,000
new citizens who share these same ideals.” United States
The celebration of citizenship will culminate Feb. 22, the birthday of the first
U.S. president, George Washington, with a
ceremony at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens in Mount Vernon, Va.
Other special events celebrating our presidents include ceremonies on:
Feb. 15 at the
California Veterans Memorial in ; Sacramento, Calif.
Feb. 19 at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site in
; Buffalo, N.Y.
Feb. 21 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in
; and Parris
Feb. 21 at the
B&O Railroad Museum
in . Baltimore