Mayor Sarno states, “As a son of Italian immigrants, I am happy to be with each of these individuals as they officially become citizens of the United States of America. Our country is a melting pot and the traditions brought from our home countries are an important piece of the fabric of our nation. America is still the greatest Nation on Earth. We are the beacon of democracy, strength, hope and opportunity, and the envy of the world. God Bless the United States of America and God Bless the City of Springfield.”
Mayor Sarno speaks at US Naturalization Ceremony at Springfield Armory National Historic Site
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony on the grounds of Springfield Armory National Historic Site on Thursday, September 15th. The ceremony was called to order by Tamara Figueroa, US District Court Clerk, and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno brought greetings and congratulated our new US Citizens. Kelly Fellner, Superintendent for the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Springfield Technical Community College President John Cook, Joseph Forte from USCIS and the Honorable Katherine A. Robertson, US District Court of Massachusetts also spoke and congratulated the over 200 new citizens. Javelin Parra from the Community Music School of Springfield sang the National Anthem.