RICHMOND -- Seventy-five men and women from 33 nations will become American citizens when they receive their Oath of Allegiance on Tuesday at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Homefront National Historical Park. The event is part of Women's History Month activities in the city.
The keynote speaker will be Betty Reid-Soskin, 91, who worked as a clerk for the Boilermakers A-36 during the war. Soskin is the nation's oldest active National Park Ranger, and provides free tours of the city's World War II historic sights, a homefront that she lived in as an African-American woman during the tumultuous war years.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Western Regional Director Carolyn Muzyka will administer the Oath of Allegiance. Chris Lehnertz, Pacific West regional director of the National Park Service, will offer welcoming remarks.
The event is open to the public and starts at 11 a.m. near the park visitor center at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South.