A naturalization ceremony will take place at the historic Ulster County Courthouse on Wall Street in Kingston on Friday, September 20 at 10 a.m.
Approximately 50 new citizens will take their Oaths of Allegiance accepting the responsibilities of an American, while also gaining the rights and privileges afforded to most Americans by birth. “The Ceremony is a community event,” said Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack. “New citizens are welcomed by their friends, families, elected representatives, and public service agencies.”
Participating in the program will be Kingston Post #150 American Legion Color Guard & VFW Joyce-Schirick Post #1386 Color Guard, the Wiltwyck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the New Paltz VFW Auxiliary, VFW Joyce-Schirick Post #1386 Auxiliary, the Ulster Literacy Association, the Woodcrest School Choir, The League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region, The Kingston Rotary Club, Congressman Antonio Delgado, Senator Jennifer Metzger, Senator George Amedore, Senator James Skoufis, Senator James Seward, Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Assemblyman Chris Tague, Ulster County Executive Patrick K. Ryan, Ulster County Comptroller Adele Reiter, and Ulster County Legislative Chairwoman Tracey Bartels.
Presiding over the ceremony will be the State Supreme Court Judge Julian D. Schreibman, who will also be the keynote speaker.