Naturalization Ceremony scheduled for June 29 at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

MOUNT RUSHMORE, S.D. – About 125 people will become new American citizens at a Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, held by the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.

The ceremony, which is sponsored by the Mount Rushmore Society, will be in the Amphitheater.

United States Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange will preside over the ceremony and give remarks.

The United States District Court for the District of South Dakota representatives, the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), and an Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard will participate in the ceremony. The Dakota Choral Union will perform as well.

Special presentations to the new citizens will also be made by Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s Superintendent Michelle Wheatley, Mount Rushmore Society President Aaron Galloway, and the USCIS Associate Director-Field Operations Directorate Michael Valverde.

Following the ceremony, a reception will be held outside the Carvers Café.

Pennington County Auditor Cindy Mohler will be on the Grand View Terrace for voter registration, which will be open to all eligible South Dakota voters, not just Pennington County residents.

Everyone is invited to the celebration of citizenship and there is only a $10 parking fee per vehicle.

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