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Large group takes Oath of Allegiance during Naturalization Ceremony

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

It was a proud day for some new U.S. citizens.

On Thursday, 21 people representing 13 countries all took the Oath of Allegiance at Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island during a Naturalization Ceremony. 

The honorable Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. District Court swore in the new citizens. 

Families and friends were there as their loved ones took the oath. 

"Well, I think that process is important because becoming an American citizen should be a real commitment because not only does it come with privileges, it comes with responsibilities." said Wood. 

This is the first time a Naturalization Ceremony has been held at the Fort Frederica National Monument.

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