New citizens honored Flag Day

Special to the Altus Times

June 14 is Flag Day and Great Plains Literacy Council is recognizing adult learners who have become U.S. citizens in the past year with two citizenship celebrations at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St.

Those new citizens and their family and friends are invited to attend at least one of the ceremonies to honor their accomplishments. The honored guests and the public can attend either the 11 a.m. ceremony or a 6 p.m. ceremony.

Immigration Officer Jesus Ramirez will be present at the ceremonies to assist with the recognition.

Those to be honored are Alicia Bernard, Wanita Fredrick, Diana Granado, Norma Pina, Guadalupe Madrigal, Virginia Esmerado, Cesar Ponce, Edgardo Florentino, Andres Ortiz, Sergio Lopez-Sanchez and Perla Galaz.

These 11 individuals completed all the requirements and the oath of allegiance to the United States with the state ceremonies.

Presently, the literacy council has 18 other learners with citizenship goals. Others are encouraged to attend the naturalization process.

Ramirez will also be conducting other immigration programs at the library about the green cards, immigration and citizenship and taking questions from the audience at 3 p.m. June 14 in English and again at 7 p.m. in Spanish.

Special to the Altus Times

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