Ninety-nine people from various nations were part of the U.S. Naturalization Proceedings Friday at Fort Scott National Historic Site.
During the hour ceremony, the group swore an oath of allegiance to their new country, were introduced one-by-one to the audience, listened to speakers, were entertained by musicians, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
In the end, a certificate of citizenship and mementos were distributed to each of the ninety-nine new citizens.
The new citizens were invited to register to vote and enjoy a lunch provided by the Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site.
“It was surprisingly emotional,” Sarah Lehman, Pittsburg, said of the proceedings. “We were here to support people from our church.”