As celebrations of America's independence continued on July 4, one group honored the day in a different way. The Charlotte Museum of History hosted a naturalization ceremony where 15 immigrants became citizens.
Red, white, and blue filled the room during the ceremony on the most patriotic day of the year. Proud loved ones snapped pictures and clapped as people from 13 different countries were sworn into citizenship.
Acting Charlotte field office director for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Victoria Moody, gave a speech during the event.
"I’m proud to welcome you as the newest generation of American citizens, as individuals who have made a commitment to this great nation,” Moody said.