September 17 – US Constitution and Citizenship Day

Marking the 225th anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution, Constitution and Citizenship day is being celebrated today. We commemorate this special day by taking part in the ceremonies and programs conducted by the federal, state, and local officials. You may also participate in the programs conducted by social and educational organizations, in order to bring together the community members and to reaffirm our loyalty towards the rights and duties of American citizenship.

Almost 75 special naturalization ceremonies are being conducted by the USCIS, throughout the country, today. Around 8,400 immigrants are likely to become new American citizens. According to Alejandro Mayorkas, the USCIS Director, the Constitution and Citizenship Day, allows the Americans to think about the rights that are granted and to be grateful for the freedom that we enjoy.  Moreover, this day reminds us that our great nation has been providing opportunities for people from various countries and that is why we welcome the newest citizens on this special day.

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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed on September 17 every year, in order to remember the signing of the US Constitution, in the year 1787. Various special programs are conducted today, to highlight the Constitution and Citizenship day. Special naturalization ceremonies are being held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., where 25 immigrants will take the oath of Allegiance. 100 individuals will become new American citizens in Ellis Island, NY.

Special naturalization ceremonies in Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania, will naturalize 100 candidates. 50 candidates in National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, 300 candidates in the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark and 600 candidates in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver, will become new citizens of our country, today. Moreover, three military ceremonies are also being held for service members at the USS Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC, Camp Pendelton Marine Base in California and the Thunderbird Hanger, Nellis Air Force Base, California.

Honor the Constitution and Citizenship Day and our founding fathers and celebrate the birthday of the government of the United States, today, September 17, by taking part in the local and national events and parades. Happy Constitution and Citizenship day!