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On The Occasion of: Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Oath of Allegiance
I solemnly swear that I will support and and defend the Constitution
and laws of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic;

That I will give up and surrender any alliance to any king, queen or
prince, or to any state or country, which I have
held up until this day;

That as a citizen of the United States, I will, when lawfully
directed, bear arms or perform noncombatant service in the
Armed Forces of the United States, or I will, when
directed, perform non-military service on behalf of the
United States

That I take these obligations freely, without any purpose of
evasion, and declare today, that I am a citizen
of the United States of  America

And so said 244 immigrants from 46 countries at the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial Thursday morning.

 

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Lori Scialabba, Deputy Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Jose Irahta and Jose Bermudec both from San Salvador wait for the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Monument to begin. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Immigrants take the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Monument. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Immigrants take the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Monument. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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The Honorable Jeffery L. Viken. Chief Judge, U.S. District Court congratulates a new U.S. Citizen following the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Monument. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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The Honorable Daneta Wollman Magistrate Judge U.S. District Court congratulates a new U.S. Citizen following the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Monument. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Cheryl A. Schreier, Superintendent, Mount Rushmore National Memorial congratulates a new U.S. Citizen following the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Monument. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A new U.S. Citizen waits in line for the presentation of her citizens certificate following the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Monument. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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New Citizens register to Vote following the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Monument. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

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