USF-I Naturalization Ceremony: 4th of July, 2010
virgilatmit July 04, 2010
The Oath of Citizenship was taken by 156 U.S. Service Members--stationed everywhere throughout Iraq--here at Al Faw Palace on the 4th of July. The ceremony was hosted by General Odierno, Commanding General of United States Forces-Iraq, and featured Vice President Biden and his wife.
"I hereby declare, on oath,
that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;
that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law;
that I will perform noncombatant service in the armed forces of the United States when required by the law;
that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law;
and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;
so help me God."
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