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Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Welcomes New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony (VIDEO)

A Naturalization Ceremony was held at the Gaithersburg Library where 34 applicants from 27 different countries became U.S. citizens on June 1st.

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman helped welcome the new citizens, and afterwards he talked about what an honor it is to be part of this important event.

“This is one of the most beautiful things I get to do as Mayor,” said Ashman. “Seeing people on the day they become citizens, seeing them hold up [their] hands and take that oath…there’s a lot we take for granted as Americans … it sort of brings it all home and puts it in perspective. It makes you thankful for what it is we have.”

Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

New Citizens Are Welcomed at Naturalization Ceremony in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

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A Naturalization Ceremony was held on June 1 at the Gaithersburg Library where 34 new citizens were welcomed from 27 different countries. Representatives from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officiated the ceremony. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Countries represented, included: Albania, Algeria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, […]

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Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Welcomes New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony (VIDEO)

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A Naturalization Ceremony was held at the Gaithersburg Library where 34 applicants from 27 different countries became U.S. citizens on June 1st. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman helped welcome the new citizens, and afterwards he talked about what an honor it is to be part of this important event. “This is one of the most beautiful […]

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New Citizens Take Oath At Naturalization Ceremony in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

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Cyrus Kamara lives in Germantown. He has been a Montgomery County residents for more than 10 years. On June 14, he watched his mother, Matilda Kamara, become an American citizen during a naturalization ceremony for 43 people at the Celebrate Gaithersburg Festival. Naturalization candidates were from Brazil, Cameroon, China, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, […]

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Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.

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