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Citizenship ceremony held at Jamestown Settlement

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Posted at 6:54 PM, Mar 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-28 18:54:11-04

Williamsburg, Va. (WTKR) – A Citizenship Ceremony was held Saturday at the Jamestown Settlement for children of naturalized United States citizens.

Forty-five people, the youngest being age 11, from 27 countries were recognized during the event, which included a special Oath of Allegiance and presentations of Certificates of Citizenship.

The event was hosted by the Williamsburg Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in partnership with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security.

Children from Belize, Benin, Bhutan, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Korea, Libya, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vietnam were recognized Saturday.

“We are proud to join with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and USCIS to sponsor this truly special ceremony for a fourth year,” said Jane M. Stewart, regent for the Williamsburg Chapter NSDAR.

NSDAR co-sponsors two naturalization ceremonies annually in June and December with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.