New citizens take oath, celebrate Constitution

In commemoration of Constitution Week, hundreds of citizens gathered at a historic site near Charleston for a Naturalization Ceremony. “It’s a very important day for me now that I am a citizen.” “I feel like I was born today. It’s a big day.” “It means everything to me. We have to go through a lot to get the citizenship, so it’s everything to me.”
More than 150 immigrants have taken the oath and are now American citizens.
“That I will support and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”
Two hundred and twenty-two years ago the Constitution was written to secure the blessings of liberty for American citizens. Thursday, Mt. Pleasant Mayor Kruger Smith, city leaders, and American citizens gathered at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mt. Pleasant to swear-in these new citizens that have waited years for freedom.
“I congratulate you on your new role as citizens of the United States of America,” says Smith
Charles Pickney formed many of ideas in the Constitution, and they still stand today.
So, as these new citizens pledge for freedom: “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” they hold true to the Constitution.
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