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35 People Will Take Oath of Citizenship, September 11, in Alexandria’s Market Square

Candidates taking the oath of citizenship in September 2017 in Alexandria, VA. [Photo by Lucelle O’Flaherty]

City of Alexandria Celebrates Citizenship Day 2018 with Naturalization Ceremony

ALEXANDRIA, VA–The City of Alexandria will hold its annual Citizenship Day celebration on Tuesday, September 11, at 5 p.m., in Market Square (301 King St.). In a ceremony administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, approximately 35 candidates for citizenship will take the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens.

Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg congratulates Adara Baqri on her new American citizenship after the September 2017 ceremony. [Photo by Lucelle O’Flaherty]
To become a naturalized citizen, an individual must meet federal requirements including a period of continuous residence and physical presence in the United States; ability to read, write and speak English; knowledge and understanding of United States history and government; good moral character; and attachment to constitutional principles.

The City event also recognizes “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” which commemorates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. On this day, individuals and organizations are encouraged to discuss and cherish the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States, and honor both native-born and naturalized citizens.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Vola Lawson Lobby in City Hall, adjacent to Market Square.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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