A great privilege of being involved with the League of Women Voters of New Rochelle is to witness the administering the Oath of Allegiance at the Supreme Court in White Plains at the monthly Naturalization Hearing.
It is a moving ceremony. The Oath is administered by County Clerk Tim Idoni. Yesterday, he reminded with humor the new American citizens of all Americans favorite word—"free."
This was in reference to the photo they would receive of the ceremony. The Honorable Francesca Connolly, Supreme Court Judge, welcomed the new citizens smiling calling all, "fellow citizens."
She called their citizenship "the most precious gift our country can bestow on any person. ..Part of the rights and privileges that flow from the United States...and the greatest resource is the diversity of our citizens."
What a great moment to witness. Thank you, League of Women Voters of New Rochelle for this opportunity.