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Colonial Williamsburg welcomes 28 new citizens

Colonial Williamsburg welcomes 28 new citizens

Twenty-eight immigrants, from 18 countries, became citizens  in a naturalization ceremony in the Hall of the House of Burgesses in the Colonial Capitol Thursday afternoon.

Thursday's event marked the 40th anniversary of the December ceremony sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

New citizens came from every corner of every continent except Antarctica. From Europe there were Germans and Russians and Latvians. From Asia there were immigrants from China, the Philippines and Vietnam. From Africa came an immigrant from Ethiopia. From North America there were Mexicans. From South America there were new citizens from...

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