Three-hundred individuals from fifty different countries became legal U.S. citizens through a naturalization ceremony in Arizona on Wednesday night.
While millions of Americans were out drinking beer, grilling burgers, and lighting off fireworks (as they should be), three hundred people from fifty different countries joined our great nation … the right way.
The mayor of Mesa, John Giles welcomed the new citizens and their families as the keynote speaker at Wednesday night’s ceremony.
At these ceremonies, participants typically receive an American flag, a citizens almanac, and a pocket-size Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States, and best of all, a U.S. Citizenship Welcome Packet that includes a congratulatory letter from the president.
Mayor Giles shared numerous photos on Facebook in which he proudly poses with the newly admitted citizens, their families, and their Certificates of Naturalization.
“It was an honor to be the keynote speaker at tonight’s naturalization ceremony.” Mayor Giles wrote in a post on Facebook Wednesday. “More than 300 people from 50 countries became American citizens on Independence Day at the Arizona Celebration of Freedom. I can’t think of a better day to recite the Oath of Allegiance. Here are just a few of them and their families. Congratulations!”