A naturalization ceremony took place Wednesday morning at Old Fort Niagara for 20 new U.S. citizens. Individuals from 11 different countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Canada, China, Congo (Kinshasa), Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia and Vietnam, took their oaths of allegiance from U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
Conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the ceremony included a number of civic groups in attendance, including the Penpoint Girl Scouts, Buffalo Passport Agency, League of Women Voters, The Daughters Of The American Revolution and the Erie County Board of Elections.
Old Fort Niagara provided entertainment from its Field Musick and capped off the ceremony with the firing of a cannon.
(Photo by Wayne Peters)