Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York. Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 46 new citizens from 29 different countries.
The Naturalization Ceremony was opened by the American Legion Post 1080 Color Guard. The Hon. James F. Reitz, Acting Justice of the Supreme Court and Putnam County Court Judge served as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and offered court remarks. Sheriff Donald B. Smith led the opening prayer. Mr. Karl Rohde, Director of Putnam County Veterans Affairs, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ms. Janet Ocasio, representative from LiveonNY and an organ donor recipient, gave the Keynote Speech. Isabella Ciatto, 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 citizen wishing to view photos and video of the ceremony is encouraged to visit www.putnamcountyny.gov/county-clerk or visit our Facebook page.