Saturday, September 4, 2010

This September - A Celebration of Citizenship

USCIS Children's Art Gallery 2010: "We Are America" by Freedom, age 8 The Beacon: This September - A Celebration of Citizenship

The United States honors Constitution Day and Citizenship Day each year on September 17. I can't think of a better opportunity to celebrate our newest citizens and the importance of citizenship to this nation... The USCIS plans to dedicate the month of September to the celebration of citizenship. Throughout the month, the USCIS has several special events and announcements scheduled. A few highlights include:

  • The launch of a free online Citizenship Resource Center to help applicants and educators prepare for the naturalization process and test.
  • Special naturalization ceremonies at national park sites such as the Lincoln Memorial, Grand Canyon National Park, and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, MO.;
  • The announcement of approximately 50 new grant recipients as part of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program; and

September promises to be an exciting month. Please join us in celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day this year and take a moment to reflect on the enduring promise of America and what it means to you.

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