On a lovely sunny day, Patriot Guard Riders stood erect with flags to welcome guests aboard the Battleship North Carolina for a special immigration ceremony! After the NJROTC Color Guard and Sword Detail from Ashley High School marched in to display the colors of branches of our Armed Forces and the National Anthem was beautifully sung by Dolly Witt, Ret. US Air Force, Otway Burns Chapter, NSDAR, the soon to be US Citizens, along with family and friends were welcomed! Welcoming remarks were given by Lisa Wohlrab, Supervisory Immigration Services Officer. Ron Ortiz, Immigration Services Officer then did the Call of Nations and immigrants from a dozen or so countries took the Oath of Allegiance and became U. S. Citizens.
Annetta Clark, Diane Kuebert, Carol Jutte and Martha Koletar all baked cookies for the event.