The Natchez Trace Parkway Hosted The Swearing In Of 15 New Citizens To The United States

By  | August 24, 2019 | Filed under: News

TUPELO, MS-Since 2006, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and National Park Service have partnered to welcome thousands of new citizens in parks around the country and celebrate their new status in our country’s beautiful landmarks and this past Friday, August 23 was no exception.   The ceremony welcomed 15 new citizens to the United States as they took the Oath of Allegiance at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center.

This is the third time in four years the Parkway has hosted a naturalization ceremony. The first was in 2016 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. For the last two years, the Parkway has welcomed new citizens on the last Friday in August, the date closest to the NPS birthday.

The ceremony included two men and thirteen women from Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, China Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. Family and friends gathered to help celebrate and welcome the newest US Citizens as they witness the ceremony at the Natchez Trace Headquarters located on the Trace in Tupelo, MS.

The Quad Cities Daily was on hand to capture the joyous event in photos.  We present them to you here:


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