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Patriotic naturalization ceremony on Flag Day at Colonial Williamsburg’s Capitol

Patriotic naturalization ceremony on Flag Day at Colonial Williamsburg’s Capitol

This Flag Day, 99 new citizens were naturalized during a ceremony at the Colonial Williamsburg Capitol.

It was a hot, sunny day, but the courtyard in front of the Capitol was crowded. The citizenship candidates came from 41 countries across the globe. Henry Coke Morgan Jr., Senior United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, had a message for new citizens before they took the Oath of Allegiance.

“You renounce all allegiance to your country of origin, or rather to its leader. That does not mean you give up your heritage,” Morgan said. “Having the art, the music, the writing, the food from other countries — and we have a large...

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