One hun­dred peo­ple be­come U.S. cit­i­zens in a Fourth of July cer­e­mony at Mount Ver­non.

The Washington Post Sunday - - METRO -

Satur­day at Ge­orge Washington’s Mount Ver­non es­tate in Alexandria, 100 peo­ple rep­re­sent­ing 45 coun­tries be­came U.S. cit­i­zens. Above left, mem­bers of the group re­cite the Oath of Al­le­giance. Sec­onds later, Naura Ayeche, above right, cel­e­brated her ac­com­plish­ment. Ayeche is orig­i­nally from Tu­nisia. CIA Di­rec­tor John Bren­nan spoke at the cer­e­mony, re­count­ing his fa­ther’s achieve­ment of be­com­ing a citizen 50 years af­ter em­i­grat­ing from Ire­land. Among those wit­ness­ing Satur­day’s event was 11yearold Kade Gan­non, at top, of Westminster, Colo., who watched from Mount Ver­non’s lawn. Kade, a Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War buff, wore a pe­riod uni­form. He had specif­i­cally asked his fa­ther, Paul Gan­non, whether they could time their visit with the cer­e­mony.

PHOTOS BY MICHAEL S. WIL­LIAMSON/THE WASHINGTON POST

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