The number of Americans has increased by 72.
On a sunny fall afternoon in Pensacola, 72 people from 35 nations raised their hands and recited the oath of citizenship.
About 500 people attended the two-hour proceedings Nov. 13 in the spectacular Blue Angels atrium inside the Naval Aviation Museum at Naval Air Station Pensacola, including families of the citizenship candidates and fifth-graders from the Liza Jackson Prep School in Fort Walton Beach.
Chief U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rogers presided over the ceremony and swore in the new Americans.
She asked each of them to stand, say their name and the country they were coming from.
“America is a richer place because of your stories,” Rogers told them. “Your stories give us strength.”
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