PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS
PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI
SWEARS IN 36 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY
ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016 AT PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE
Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 a 10 a.m., at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York. Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 36 new citizens from 29 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. James T. Rooney, Associate 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, led the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell offered welcoming remarks. Miss Lauren Shields, a sixteen year old organ donor recipient and outspoken champion in the organ donation movement gave the Keynote Speech. Samantha Altman, a sophomore 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.
For further information, call:
Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301