PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS
PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI SWEARS IN 34 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
AT PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE
Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York. Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 34 new citizens from 22 different countries.
Prior to the ceremony, the County Clerk’s Office greeted the new citizens and presented them with important information about passports and voter registration.
The Naturalization Ceremony was opened by the American Legion Post 1080 Color Guard. The Hon. Victor G. Grossman, Justice of the NYS Supreme Court served as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and offered court remarks. The Hon. Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Sheriff, offered welcoming remarks as well as that of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne of the 94th A.D. Mr. Dale Cusak, Chairman of the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. William Becker, an organ donor recipient and outspoken champion in the organ donation movement, gave the Keynote Speech. Samantha Altman, a junior at Carmel High School, presented the gathering with beautiful renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner” and God Bless America.”
After the ceremony, a coffee and cake reception was held to welcome our newest citizens.
Any citizens wishing to view photos and video of the ceremony are encouraged to visit www.putnamcountyny.gov/county-clerk or visit our Facebook page.
NATION NUMBER OF CASES
CHINA, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF 2
DOMICAN REPUBLIC 1
THE GAMBIA 1
UNITED KINGDOM 1
TOTAL PERSONS NATURALIZED 34
For further information, call:
Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301