New citizens taking oath at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls

Citizenship means a full range of rights for those living in America, like voting.

On Friday, 20 people will become new U.S. citizens, and they’ll do it at a place where the movement to obtain additional rights for women, including voting, gained steam.

The candidates will state the oath of citizenship and be presented certificates by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. It is one of many naturalization ceremonies taking place in national parks during Citizenship Week under a partnership between the National Park Service and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“How fitting to take the oath of citizenship here at Women’s Rights National Historical Park,” said Noemi Ghazala, superintendent of the park. “National parks are a uniquely American idea. It is an honor to welcome these new citizens here.”

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