Naturalization Ceremony

Naturalization Ceremony

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:00am


Much like America, Rock & Roll simultaneously and seamlessly represents freedom and independence, while bringing people from all backgrounds and walks of life together. Every year more than 2000 immigrants make the important decision to be sworn in as new United States citizens here in Cleveland. Join us as we celebrate these individuals on what is one of the most important days of their lives and honor the United States Army on it’s 244th Birthday.  The program begins at 11am with a performance by As You Were - a national touring band comprised of active duty soldiers that represent the Army through performance of original pop music and top 40 covers.

This event is free and open to the public.  Sworn in citizens and their families can tour the Museum exhibits free of charge on Friday June 14.  Stop by the Box Office to claim tickets.

special screening in foster theater

Showtimes 1:30pm & 3:30pm

Modern Warrior LIVE is a theatrical performance about one veteran’s experience when returning to civilian life and his recovery from trauma. Narrated by co-creator Staff Sergeant Jaymes Poling, who spent three years in Afghanistan as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division, this autobiographical production details Poling’s time in the military and his subsequent transition back home.

Through a tapestry of Jaymes’s story, as well as performances led by Modern Warrior LIVE co-creator Dominick Farinacci along with a cast of world-class artists in multiple genres, the production shares a personal and emotional journey of the challenges of military service and the hurdles veterans face when transitioning back home. This performance leads to a heightened awareness of the psychological weight of war, as well as the challenges faced post war, and the potential for positive growth.