Tuesday marks Constitution Day and U.S. Citizenship Day, making it a special day for a group of people to become U.S. citizens.
To celebrate the day, WHO Radio’s Van and Bonnie decided they’d hold a naturalization ceremony for eight people. With U.S. District Judge James Gritzner presiding live on the air, eight people were sworn in as citizens.
The judge called it the happiest thing they do in federal court.
“There is no single American way to think or believe. Indeed conformity of thought and belief would be contrary to the underlying principles of this great nation,” says Judge Gritzner.
The new citizens are from everywhere from Cameroon to Iraq.