Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard Photo Gallery
From Immigrants To Citizens Naturalization Ceremony Corporate Woods Office Park Overland Park, Kansas Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Pictured here is the MOSSAR and KSSSAR Color Guard team during the Naturalization Ceremony held at the Corporate Woods Office Park in Overland Park, Kansas on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
A dream for several immigrants was realized Wednesday evening, July 4, 2012, when they were sworn in as American citizens at a special naturalization ceremony held at the Star Spangled Spectacular at Corporate Woods Office Park in Overland Park, Kansas. This is the first time a naturalization ceremony has been held at this event sponsored by Overland Park Rotary. The naturalization ceremony featured a six-member color guard from the Sons of the American Revolution that included MOSSAR Color Guard Commander, Major General Robert L. Grover. Members saluted the flag during the playing of the National Anthem.
The culmination of the Naturalization process is the administration of the Oath of Citizenship. In the District of Kansas, approximately 2,500 petitioners take the oath of citizenship in a formal ceremony every year. The ceremony typically lasts for about an hour.
Photo (L-R): Compatriot Richard Cox (KSSSAR); Compatriot Dewey Fry (KSSSAR); Compatriot Scott Larson (KSSSAR); Compatriot Lyman L. Miller (KSSSAR); Major General Fred Kaffenberger (KSSSAR); and Major General Robert L. Grover, MOSSAR Color Guard Commander.