We’re definitely observing this special day on September 17th! It’s also National Constitution Day. Double the merriment!
Cause to celebrate stems so close to the heart with our Burundi families working so diligently on their English and United States Civics. Even more cause to celebrate: we have two more U.S. citizens, Marceline and Emmanuel, whose swearing in took place July 25th.
The Naturalization Ceremony is a powerful ceremony, and the Oath of Allegiance that so many from a myriad of countries must recite when becoming citizens is a reminder of their new loyalty to our country and its constitution. It drives to the core what we, United States Citizens, should do well to remember more frequently. We are all in this country together and it’s such a wonderful reminder of “why”.
Consider a special celebration of your own or read some of our special history. Be proud to be a United States Citizen just like our Burundi-Americans! Including treats, of course!
Emmanuel and Marceline above.
A Cause for Celebration
What Exactly Are We Celebrating?
Welcome to our Newest American Citizens!
The ripple effect is taking place with our Burundi refugees. Venancia took her Oath of Citizenship on August 29th, 2014. With that, three of her minor children also became citizens the same day. Gilbert, her oldest son, had already become a citizen earlier in the year.
Tarcise celebrated July 4th, 2015, Independence Day, as a United States Citizen. His swearing-in ceremony took place on June 26th. Congratulations, Tarcise!
How exciting! Imana Ishimwe!