75 receive citizenship aboard USS Missouri

Dozens of people in Honolulu officially became American citizens during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor Thursday.

Seventy-five people took the Oath of Allegiance aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

They ranged in age from 18 to 75 years old and were originally from 19 countries: Argentina, American Samoa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, South Korea, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam.

The ceremony was part of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ annual celebration of Independence Day.

The agency is welcoming approximately 7,800 new U.S. citizens in more than 95 naturalization ceremonies across the country this week.

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