Thirty people from 11 countries became naturalized citizens of the United States in a weekend ceremony at Princeton University on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Princeton area residents took their Oath of Allegiance in the Arthur Lewis Auditorium at the university’s School of Public and International Affairs. The ceremony began with a rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” by the Princeton a cappella group Shere Khan, which also led the audience in singing the U.S. national anthem. The event was part of the town of Princeton’s Welcoming week, a week that promotes inclusiveness, unity, and diversity.
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