Â More than 100 people from 36 countries Sworn- In As Citizens
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will hold Illinoisâ€™ third official U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day at the Richard J. Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St, today (September 14, 2011) at Noon.
More than 100 people from 36 countries will be sworn-in as citizens by U.S. Federal Judge George W. Lindberg.
The U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day Celebration is held to observe the many freedoms the Constitution guarantees and honor the bond shared with those becoming citizens of the United States of America.
White will honor Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch for his heroic actions in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. The Congressional Medal of Honor is the United States militaryâ€™s highest decoration.