Fourth of July extra special for new American citizens - KCTV5

Fourth of July extra special for new American citizens

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

The Fourth of July is celebrated as America's Independence Day.

For 98 men and women, they will remember July 4, 2012, as their naturalization day. The men and women were born in 43 different countries, but now they all have American citizenship.

They gathered in Overland Park for a naturalization ceremony. They began lining up before 4 p.m.

Altogether, 45 naturalization ceremonies were held across the U.S. on Wednesday with more than 4,000 people now saying they are American citizens.

Jose Rameriz came with his family to the United States 10 years ago. He even joined the Army and defended the American flag.

"I just always wanted to be a citizen from the United States," he said. "I feel more part of it (the Army) and this nation."

And now he's beaming because he's an American citizen. And he plans to vote in the upcoming elections.

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