Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Gloucester 400+ Naturalization Ceremony | 9.22.23


“Citizenship is an attitude, a state of mind, an emotional conviction that the whole is greater than the part…”    - Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, September 22nd, 2023, was an inspirational and moving day at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, as 97 people became U.S. citizens at a special naturalization ceremony.  The historic occasion took place in front of Tablet Rock beneath sunny skies and beside the location where early settlers established the first vestiges of Gloucester's fishing industry. Congratulations to those who persevered throughout the journey to citizenship.  Many thanks to the Gloucester 400+ Committee, its Tri-Chair, Bruce Tobey, and all of those who brought this incredible ceremony to the Gloucester community.