Nov 8, 2013 7:22 PM by Allison Alexander

Newly sworn-in citizens welcomed at Pima Air and Space Museum

TUCSON - A very special day at the Pima Air Museum to welcome Tucson's newest U.S. citizens.

This is the fourth year the Pima Air Museum has hosted a naturalization ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.

One by one, 127 names were called out representing Afghanistan, Bolivia, Sweden, Vietnam, 36 countries in all.

But today these men and women became citizens of the United States.

With veterans day on Monday, the timing couldn't be better.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will welcome about 8,000 new U.S. citizens during 120 naturalization ceremonies over the next few days; an event that is sure to change these new citizens lives forever.

Some had tears in their eyes as Congressman Ron Barber addressed the crowd.

Pride filled the room as these men and women pledged their allegiance to the country they've wanted to officially belong to for many years.


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