Fifty people from 15 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens today at Glacier Point! This event marked the 10th naturalization ceremony conducted in Yosemite National Park under an agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Homeland Security. Countries of origin included the United Kingdom, Australia, Bulgaria, Zambia, China, India, and Mexico.
The ceremony featured speakers from Yosemite National Park and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Yosemite Mounted Patrol, the singing of the national anthem, and apple pie for the newly naturalized citizens. Naturalization ceremonies are taking place in national parks across the country this week in honor of Constitution Week and Citizenship Day. September 17 commemorates the formation and signing of the constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. This day is a day to celebrate all U.S. Citizens. #Yosemite#NationalPark#YosemiteNationalPark#GlacierPoint#Citizenship#ConstitutionDay
There has been so much more to this road trip than just seeing the National Parks. The journey has taken us through a bunch of cute towns, to state parks, forests, lakes, beaches and even some big cities. Often the best parts simply involve us chilling in the van down a backroad, waking up with the sun and enjoying each other's company. The saying "it's about the journey, not the destination" can be so true, if you let it happen ✨ Ruby is going strong by the way, she's enjoying being back on California soil. I don't know how we are going to give her back to @gowestycampers in a month 😫
Unfortunately I won't be able to make it to Glacier NP before the year is over, however those of you who do make it there I just wanna say that I'm incredibly jealous
The always awesome tunnel view at Yosemite! 🌄
Whose been here to see this view!?