Putnam County Welcomes 49 of its Newest American Citizens at the December 11th Naturalization Ceremony

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti Swears in 49 New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Putnam County Historic Courthouse

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York. Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 49 new citizens from 30 different countries.

The Naturalization Ceremony opened by the posting of the colors by American Legion Post 1080 Color Guard. The Honorable Thomas Zugibe of the 9th Judicial District served as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and offered court remarks. Honorable Joseph Castellano, Putnam County Legislative Chairman, offered welcoming remarks. Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., led the opening prayer. Art Hanley, Deputy Director of the Putnam County Veterans Affairs, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ms. Carolyn Robinson from the Transplant Support Team, was the guest speaker. Isabella Ciatto, a senior 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.

Pictures of Ceremony

Thirty (30) Nations

NATION NUMBER OF CASES

ALBANIA 2
BANGLADESH 1
BRAZIL 2
CANADA 2
CHILE 2
CHINA 1
COLOMBIA 1
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1
ECUADOR 2
GEORGIA 2
GHANA 1
GUATEMALA 1
GUYANA 1
HAITI 1
IRELAND 2
ITALY 3
JAMAICA 1
JORDAN 1
KOSOVO 6
MOLDOVA 1
MONTENEGRO 2
PAKISTAN 2
PERU 1
POLAND 2
ROMANANIA 1
RUSSIA 1
THAILAND 1
TURKEY 1
UKRAINE 1
UNITED KINGDOM 3
TOTAL PERSONS NATURALIZED 49

For further information, call:
Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301