9-11 and Naturalization Ceremonies
Each year, on September 11th, the Kiwanis Club of Bellevue gathers the Omaha metro area at the 9-11 Memorial in American Heroes Park for the annual 9-11 and Naturalization Ceremonies.
The event begins with a group of citizen applicants who take the Oath of Allegiance and in so doing, become the United States' newest citizens!
We then commemorate those lost on September 11th, 2001; and conduct a roll call of Nebraska's and western Iowa's Heroes lost in the War on Terror. In calling out their names, we keep their memory alive... We will never forget.
Thanks to the City of Bellevue, the Bellevue Fire Department, 55 WG leadership, the Heartland of America Band, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, VFW Post 10785, Bellevue East and West High School JROTC, our wonderful community, and so many more, for their continued support.
We will post details here each year as we near the 9-11 anniversary.
Oath of Allegiance
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;
That I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
That I will bear truth faith and allegiance to the same;
That I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law;
That I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces when required by the law;
That I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law;
And that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;
So help me God.