Councilman Conwell presents One World Day Naturalization Ceremony

Councilman Conwell presents One World Day Naturalization Ceremony

 For Immediate Release

 August 16, 2015

Cleveland, OH – Few things are as inspiring as witnessing people from all over the world being sworn in as new citizens of the United States. On August 23, 2015 as part of One World Day, Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell will present a naturalization ceremony in his ward in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Since 1945 the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation (CCGF) has celebrated One World Day exemplifying the theme of the Gardens: “Peace through Mutual Understanding.” Over the years, the naturalization ceremony for new citizens has been one of the highlights of the day.

Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell is the presenting sponsor for the Naturalization Ceremony and is proud to welcome the new citizens and their families to his Ward.

The Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr. Chief Judge United States District Court Northern District of Ohio will preside over the ceremony which will feature 25 people from countries such as Albania, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, India, Macedonia, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Togo, Turkey and Ukraine.

August 23, 2015 will be the 70th annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and it will be special as it will also be the official kickoff, with the City of Cleveland, of the Centennial Year of the Gardens. The first Garden was established in 1916 so the CCGF, City of Cleveland and the community will have a year-long celebration of this local treasure.

Councilman Kevin Conwell will be speaking at the ceremony and will be joined by other dignitaries such as Mayor Frank Jackson, County Executive Armond Budish and County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell.

The ceremony will take place after the Parade of Flags at about 1:15PM at the main (Liberty) stage on MLK Blvd.

About the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and One World Day

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens consist of 29 nationality gardens along East Blvd and MLK Blvd with several more in the planning and development stages. One World Day on August 23 is the official annual celebration of the Gardens. 11AM-8:30 PM. Free admission and free parking.