To encourage New Yorkers to register to be an organ donor and to save lives.
From the Pearl River Patch, February 6, 2012: Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato hosted a naturalization ceremony Friday at the Fire Training Center in Pomona, where he administered the Oath of Allegiance to 106 new citizens from 36 countries.
The keynote speaker was Town of Ramapo Councilman Daniel Friedman. Organ transplant recipients Michael Prendergast and Lauren Shields spoke on behalf of the New York Organ Donor Network, encouraging the new citizens to register as organ donors.
Read the full story, written by William Demarest.