A ceremony celebrating the naturalization  of our newest  United States citizens was held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the North Carolina State House in Raleigh.  Thirty  of our new citizens from  many different countries  from around the world took the oath of allegiance to the United States.    People from many different nations and representatives of our military  from previous conflicts were in attendance to honor our newest citizens.  The following photos were taken  at the event.     Nancy   
JULY 4, 2017

Raleigh, North Carolina, State House

The American Flag and the POW Missing in Action flag that flies over the statehouse.

Daughters of the American Revolution preparing for the ceremony


Men representing our Civil War Soldiers

Our new citizens taking their oath of allegiance

The Girl Scouts leading in the Pledge of Allegiance

The orchestra playing beautiful patriotic music

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

From the left: Barbara Guest and Joanie Liotta (sisters!)

Flags to be given out at the DAR welcoming table

From the left: Jane Hogan, District VI Director, DAR and Barbara Guest, DAR member

Our Veterans of Foreign Wars were also represented

Representatives of our Civil War Soldiers

DAR ladies – from the left Joanie Liottta and Jean Lusted, Regent, David Popler DAR

Our Vietnam Veterans were represented too

Ceremony honoring our Missing in Action from the Vietnam War 


Missing Man Honors Table History – National League of POWMIA …

The Empty Chair of the Missing Man

Nancy Clark, Conservative Women’s Forum and 2 Vietnam Veterans

Part of the MIA ceremony was to explain the meaning of each item placed on the Missing Man Table




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