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Seattle Center Holds 37th Annual Naturalization Ceremony

by Patheresa Wells with photography by Susan Fried


On July 4, at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion, 300 applicants who represented 74 different countries of origin participated in the 37th Annual Naturalization Ceremony. Families and friends crowded around the packed lawn to watch the ceremony, which included members of multiple branches of the armed forces, dressed in uniform, and families dressed in the traditional clothing of nations across the world. The event included remarks by Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell. 

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Hundreds Celebrate New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

by Susan Fried (words and photos)

A beautiful sunny day greeted hundreds of family, friends and well wishers attending July 4th’s 2017 Naturalization Ceremony at Seattle Center.  Through rain or sunshine, the Center has hosted the event for more than 33 years. Tuesday morning’s festivities saw 506 people from 67 countries officially become US Citizens.   Continue reading Hundreds Celebrate New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony