Naturalization Ceremony 3.3.15

By Chris Treadway
Contra Costa Times

RICHMOND -- The public is invited to share in the milestone moment of 42 immigrants from 28 countries who will take the oath of citizenship at a ceremony at 11 a.m. March 3 at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South.

The event is being hosted by the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Homefront National Historical Park in recognition of Women's History Month and the contributions women have made to the history of the United States.

The keynote speech will be by park ranger Betty Reid-Soskin, and the Oakland Symphony Chorus a cappella group TOSCA will perform.

The chance to share the experience and emotion of those achieving citizenship is memorable, said National Park Service Deputy Superintendent Sue Fritzke.

"For somebody who is born into the United States, you have no idea," she said. "It is a pretty meaningful experience to come and see."

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