New Citizens to Take Oath at Theodore Roosevelt Island

WASHINGTON — Forty-two immigrants will take an oath to become U.S. citizens in a special setting, Theodore Roosevelt Island in the Potomac River.

The ceremony will take place Monday with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration and National Park Service officials, as well as tenor Israel Lozano, who will sing the national anthem. It will be held at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial.

The new citizens are from 28 countries including Afghanistan, El Salvador, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Vietnam.

The event is one of more than 100 ceremonies taking place in national parks this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the park service.

Also next week, the park service will celebrate the 158th anniversary of Roosevelt’s birth with special activities on Oct. 22 on the island. Roosevelt was born on Oct. 27, 1858.

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