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Naturalization Ceremony, facilitated by Citizenship Counts, featuring Gerda Klein

66th Annual National Conference on Citizenship

September 23, 2011
Citizenship is a participatory process, and it takes full recognition of the rights and responsibilities entailed to create civically healthy communities. This is why, NCoC has traditionally concludes our program with a naturalization ceremony to help everyone, natural-born or naturalized citizens, recommit themselves in service and dedication to our country.

The 2011 naturalization ceremony was facilitated by Citizenship Counts, an Arizona-based nonprofit that works on issues of citizenship and civic education. It welcomed 20 new Americans and features remarks from Gerda Weissman Klein.


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Gerda Weissman Klein is founder of Citizenship Counts, a humanitarian, an author, a Holocaust survivor, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. Her speech, including her personal story is highlighted here:


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