Twenty-Five Children Naturalized At DC Citizenship Ceremony
In This Photo: John Matthews, Joe Matthews
Born in Russia, John Matthews (C), 9, says the Pledge of Allegiance with his adoped father Joe Matthews of Purcellville, Virginia, during the children's citizenship ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office November 14, 2011 in Fairfax, Virginia. In celebration of National Adoption Month, 25 children representing nine countries, including Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Korea, Liberia, Russia, Taiwan and Vietnam, celebrated their U.S. citizenship during the ceremony.
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