On Saturday, May 4, 2013 Jill participated in the Naturalization Ceremony in her County.
Jill advised that “This was a culmination of about 8 months of work with USCIS, Howard County (MD) government, and several key community partners to host a Special Naturalization Ceremony in our county – the first in over two decades! The goal for the event was to welcome, challenge and celebrate new U.S. Citizens on the day of their swearing-in. We also hoped to raise awareness within our native-born community of the journey and sacrifices made by those who have chosen to make the US their new home. I was very honored to serve in my capacity as President of the Board for FIRN as the lead organizer for the event. It was a really rewarding experience for all involved and I believe that we succeeded in our efforts to “Welcome New Americans.” Attached you will find two photos and the Media Release. Edited recordings of the event are available on www.firnonline.org.