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New citizens sworn in at Wesleyan Chapel

Twenty foreign-born U.S. residents took an oath of allegiance and became American citizens in a naturalization ceremony at Women’s Rights National Historical Park on August 13, 2009. This was the fourth such ceremony held at the Wesleyan Chapel.

Friends Finger Lakes chapter executive committee members Adriene Emmo, Fran Wenderlich and Helen Kirker (L-R) with Citizenship Judge Marian W. Payson at the reception following the naturalization ceremony.

For the fourth year in a row, Women’s Rights National Historical Park was host to a Naturalization Ceremony for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). On August 13, 2009 20 foreign-born residents, representing 11 different countries, swore an oath and took the pledge of allegiance to become American citizens. The ceremony in the Wesleyan Chapel before the Hon. Marian W. Payson of the U.S. District Court of Western New York was followed by a reception sponsored by the Friends of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.