City of Alexandria Celebrates Citizenship Day 2017
For Immediate Release: September 5, 2017
The City of Alexandria will hold its annual Citizenship Day celebration on Tuesday, September 12, at 5 p.m., in Market Square (301 King St.). In a ceremony administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, approximately 50 candidates for citizenship will take the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens.
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.
For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at email@example.com or 703.746.3959.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Mike Hatfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.746.3140, Virginia Relay 711.
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This news release is available at www.alexandriava.gov/99401.