History made at Henricus Historical Park with naturalization ceremony

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CHESTER, Va. — Fifty-eight people from 31 different countries were sworn-in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Henricus Historical Park Thursday morning. It was the first naturalization ceremony ever held at the historic park.

“We were beyond honored to host this distinguished ceremony,” Charles Grant, the executive director of Henricus Historical Park, said. “It was a memorable sight to watch 58 new American citizens walk through the recreated Citie of Henricus, the same land where some of the first English settlers walked over 400 years ago. We are proud to welcome our newest fellow country men and women while adding this ceremony to our rich heritage.”

Students from Marguerite Christian Elementary School witnessed the historic occasion.