More than a few people tweeted they were moved to tears this morning when 30 citizen candidates took the Oath of Allegiance and became American citizens in a naturalization ceremony on the TODAY plaza.
In light of their pledged commitment to the United States, we asked TODAY viewers why they’re proud to be #AmericanTODAY. Turns out there are a lot of reasons why. Share yours, and be sure to include the hashtag!
Every year 650,000 immigrants become new United States citizens and are naturalized in ceremonies across the country. Take a look at how people from decades passed arrived in America and celebrated their new-found citizenship in these vintage photographs.