“Congratulations, you are all now citizens of the United States of America!” U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Sullivan announced to the twenty people naturalized as U.S. citizens Thursday.
The ceremony in Providence took place outdoors at the Roger Williams National Memorial. Sullivan offered the new citizens a reminder of their new duty to help shape the country.
“Whenever you want to sigh, and be mad at the federal government, remember: it’s your government, and it’s your job and make it what it can be, and what it will be if all of us do our best to get it there,” said Sullivan.
The naturalization ceremony was one of more than 200 set to take place across the country this week in honor of Constitution day, September 17th.