Newseum Hosts Naturalization Ceremony
WASHINGTON — Fifty individuals from 26 countries were sworn in as new U.S. citizens July 3, 2008, during an annual naturalization ceremony sponsored by the Newseum and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
This year marks the ninth year that the Newseum has hosted a naturalization ceremony in celebration of the July 4 holiday, but the first ceremony to take place at the new Newseum located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
Nearly 400 individuals from 87 different countries have become citizens during the last eight ceremonies.
The 26 countries represented in 2008 include Canada, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, United Kingdom and Vietnam.