Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York. Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 43 new citizens from 24 different countries.
The Honorable Victor Grossman of the 9th Judicial District served as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and offered court remarks. Honorable Robert L. Langley Jr., Putnam County Sheriff, offered welcoming remarks. Putnam County District Attorney, led the opening prayer. Karl Rohde, Director of the Putnam County Veterans Affairs, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ms. Carolyn Robinson from the Transplant Support Team, was the guest speaker. Isabella Ciatto, a senior at Carmel High School, presented the gathering with beautiful renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner” and God Bless America.”
After the ceremony, a coffee and cake reception was held to welcome our newest citizens.