Thursday, Jul 12, 2012
The park hosted its first naturalization ceremony on the Fourth of July. The new U.S. citizens included people from Zimbabwe, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Morocco, Albania, the People's Republic of China, Mexico, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and Peru.
Participating in the ceremony were Eagle Scouts, who made up the color guard, representatives from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and a speaker from Senator Bingaman's office. Tom Betts, the park’s chief ranger, gave the keynote speech. There were dancers from Cochiti Pueblo and a cake provided by Rotary,