Troops to become U.S. citizens at Independence Day WH naturalization ceremony
July 4th, 2012
09:02 AM ET
2 years ago

Troops to become U.S. citizens at Independence Day WH naturalization ceremony

Washington (CNN) - More than two dozen active duty service members will celebrate their Fourth of July with a very patriotic event.

Twenty-five members of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force will be sworn in as citizens in the East Room of the White House Wednesday. President Obama will make remarks and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver the oath of allegiance.

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  1. Andrea Sharp

    As a disabled vet, I am thrilled for these members of our elite Armed Forces. The fact is their volunteering as the defenders of our great country, already makes them Americans. Thank You Mr. Presidrnt for welcoming them to our Country. God Bless America and happy birthday.

    July 4, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  2. Myviewis

    In a typical Obama marketing strategy, he's holding the ceremony on Independence Day. Obama in my opinion is the best marketing machine we've ever witnessed.

    July 4, 2012 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  3. chuck weidemann

    Thank God we live in a country that people WANT to come to,willing to face all kinds of adversity to get HERE!!! Something must be right for the USA to be the land that freedom still rings it alluring harmony heard throughout the world.....Individuals from every land have build this nation and that history continues today at the white house!!!!

    July 4, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    We need strict immigration. Stop for a while, even to foreign doctors, IT too. We need to have more PAs to see pts.

    July 4, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  5. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    wait a minute I thought President Obama was supposed to be in PARIS today?? at least that is what the right wing blogosphere was saying. Too bad they can tell flat out lies about the POTUS without even saying they are sorry about it. Anyway congrads to our new citizens and thank you for the service to our nation.

    July 4, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  6. J R Brown

    I never understood the policy of having people who are not American citizens sworn into military service...I just don't think its appropriate. It's a path of infiltration by our enemies.

    July 4, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |