Monticello Celebrates New American Citizens on Independence Day

At the 57th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello, over seventy immigrants took the oath of citizenship and became American citizens. WUVA learned the stories of many of these new Americans and spoke to the keynote speaker and Gold Star parent Khizr Khan.

Produced by Kara Peters, Kyra Min, Karin Kirn, and Matt Newton

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