Memorable Naturalization Ceremony

Memorable Naturalization Ceremony
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Sandy Recker
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, Jun 10 2023
Memorable Naturalization Ceremony
by Colleen Pierson

It was a truly memorable, emotional and beautiful experience that will long be remembered. 

200 people from 67 countries became American Citizens today at the West Michigan Naturalization Ceremony Program this week.  The Grand Rapids Chorus of Sweet Adelines was there to sing “The Star Spangled Banner,” “God Bless America” and “This is My Country.” 

Interim Director Judy Born Westers summed up the experience wonderfully:  “It was a thrill to be present while hundreds of people, representing 67 countries, became citizens of our great country. To sing patriotic songs that honor the incredible commitment they made, was a privilege!”