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PHOTOS: Naturalization Ceremony at University of New Hampshire Law School in Concord

  • Gloria Grey (left) and Vanusat Tait (right) hold their hands over their hearts while University of New Hampshire Law students, Lydeah Irwin and Caitlin Tureck (not pictured), sing the national anthem at the  Naturalization Ceremony at University of New Hampshire Law School in Concord, Friday, February 1, 2013. Grey came to see her son James Owusu be sworn in as a United States citizen, and Tait came to see her friend Marlene Nascimento be sworn in as a United States citizen.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff

    Gloria Grey (left) and Vanusat Tait (right) hold their hands over their hearts while University of New Hampshire Law students, Lydeah Irwin and Caitlin Tureck (not pictured), sing the national anthem at the Naturalization Ceremony at University of New Hampshire Law School in Concord, Friday, February 1, 2013. Grey came to see her son James Owusu be sworn in as a United States citizen, and Tait came to see her friend Marlene Nascimento be sworn in as a United States citizen.

    SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff

  • People from 13 different countries take the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony at University of New Hampshire Law School in Concord, Friday, February 1, 2013.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff

    People from 13 different countries take the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony at University of New Hampshire Law School in Concord, Friday, February 1, 2013.

    SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff

  • Gloria Grey (left) and Vanusat Tait (right) hold their hands over their hearts while University of New Hampshire Law students, Lydeah Irwin and Caitlin Tureck (not pictured), sing the national anthem at the  Naturalization Ceremony at University of New Hampshire Law School in Concord, Friday, February 1, 2013. Grey came to see her son James Owusu be sworn in as a United States citizen, and Tait came to see her friend Marlene Nascimento be sworn in as a United States citizen.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff
  • People from 13 different countries take the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony at University of New Hampshire Law School in Concord, Friday, February 1, 2013.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff

On Friday morning, February 1, 2013, 24 people from 13 different countries, including, Thailand, Kenya, India and the United Kingdom, were sworn in at University of New Hampshire (UNH) Law School by Chief Judge of the US District Court Joseph N. Laplante. Governor Maggie Hassan, Representative Carol Shea-Porter and UNH Law School Dean John Broderick were in attendance to welcome the new citizens. The ceremony included brief speeches by Governor Hassan, Judge Laplante and Dean Broderick, as well as the Star Spangled Banner sung by UNH Law students Lydea Irwin and Caitlin Tureck, Judge Laplante explaining the history and significance of the song.

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