Sons of the American Revolution, Ohio Society Activities

Naturalization Ceremony


On Friday, July 6, Northeastern Ohio Chapter and Western Reserve Society SAR Color Guards posted the National Colors at the Naturalization Ceremony hosted at President Garfield’s home, Lawnfield, in Mentor, Ohio. This program was sponsored by the National Park Services and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The program took place on the back lawn of Garfield’s home where it was a beautiful sunny day.


The Honorable Judge William Baughman of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio presents the Certificates of Naturalization to the new citizens. Here he is presenting a certificate to a Canadian citizen who just took the oath for U.S. citizenship.


The combined Color Guard congratulates new citizens and have a photo op. L to R: A new citizen and her son, John H. Franklin, Dan Matheke, Steve Hinson and Venie, another new citizen and her son, Troy Bailey and Christine, Jim Gilbert and Dianne, and Galen Swab.

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