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New U.S. citizens welcomed at Flag Day naturalization ceremony

New U.S. citizens welcomed at Flag Day naturalization ceremony

Seventy nine people representing 39 countries became the newest U.S. citizens at a Flag Day naturalization ceremony hosted by Colonial Williamsburg Friday.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Northeast Regional Director Lori Pietropaoli administered the oath of allegiance to the crowd and congratulated them for reaching an important milestone in their lives.

“As we welcome you, our newest citizens, we also take time to honor and reflect on our country’s most important national symbol: The American flag,” Pietropaoli said. “Our flag tells a story: It’s the story of a nation founded by immigrants who knew the value of hard work and perseverance, of idealism and...

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