Veterans Day warmup aboard the USS Wisconsin no less
Hampton Roads, VA-- The Hampton Roads Naval Museum, in partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the City of Norfolk and Nauticus hosted a massive naturalization ceremony aboard the USS Wisconsin. A record number of service members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force received their naturalization certificates on the fantail of the iconic battleship/museum.
(US Navy photo by Max Lonzanida)
The Hon. Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, presided over the ceremony. Virginia Van Valkenburg, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, presented the candidates for naturalization.
Additionally, the National Anthem was performed by Fotu Misa, Immigration Services Officer with USCIS; and the event’s guest speaker was Taneisha Kelly, Immigration Services Officer with USCIS. The event was well attended, and is the first event of its size held aboard the Wisconsin in nearly a decade.
Candidates for naturalization were from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, Jamaica, Ghana, Nigeria, China, Vietnam, Congo, Kenya, Togo and Burkina Faso.
naturalization were from the Philippines, Jamaica, Ghana, Nigeria, China, Vietnam, Congo, Kenya, Federated States of Micronesia, Togo and Burkina Faso. (US Navy photo by Max Lonzanida/Released).