U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently welcomed 34 new U.S. citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at the Colorado National Monument. This ceremony is one of more than 316 ceremonies that welcomed more than 34,300 new citizens at Constitution Day and Citizenship Day ceremonies across the nation between Sept. 13 and 23.

Susana Fuerste-Fry, a member of the Grand Mesa A Capella Chorus and Sweet Adelines, which has performed at this ceremony for several years, became a U.S. citizen in this ceremony. Michael Neumann from Czech Republic also lives in Delta and became a U.S. citizen at this ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher, who is administering the Oath of Allegiance, invited new U.S. citizens to the podium to share their journey to citizenship with everyone.

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