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Notes: Alexandria welcomes 25 new citizens in Old Town ceremony

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Woman receives citizenship at Alexandria ceremony (image via City of Alexandria)

On Tuesday, Alexandria celebrated 25 new United States citizens as they took their Oath of Allegiance..

At a ceremony in Market Square, city leaders presided over a group of people swearing the oath after passing a series of federal requirements.

“People from 25 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America, assembled to pledge their allegiance and become new U.S. citizens,” the city said in a release. “Washington Field Office Director Kimberly Zanotti from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was present to lead them in the naturalization Oath of Allegiance. They join over 500 other naturalized citizens who have taken the Oath at Alexandria’s Citizenship Day ceremonies since 2003.”

Mayor Justin Wilson, City Manager James Parajon, and City Council member Canek Aguirre were in attendance.

“We celebrate the rebirth of our democracy constantly,” said  Wilson. “You are rebirthing our democracy by reenergizing our nation.”

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