Naturalization ceremonies mark Constitutional Convention anniversary

The U.S. Court for the Eastern District of California, based in Sacramento, is among two dozen federal courts in the nation participating Wednesday in naturalization ceremonies marking the date in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the country’s founding document.

The ceremony, highlighted by new citizens taking the oath of allegiance, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium on J Street between 15th and 16th Streets.

This is the first time the federal judiciary has coordinated a national day of naturalization as part of this year’s celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. The initiative is part of efforts by the Civics Renewal Network at the Annenberg Public Policy Center in Philadelphia, an alliance of 26 organizations dedicated to raising the visibility of civics education and providing free, high-quality resources for teachers.