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Watch in VR360 as 40 new citizens take the oath at DC's World War II Memorial

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Watch in VR360 as new citizens get sworn in at a special naturalization ceremony at D.C.'s National World War II Memorial  here.


This 360 VR experience is best viewed on a full-screen computer, laptop or Android device and may not work on Apple iOS devices.

At a special swearing in ceremony at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.,  40 immigrants, from 34 different countries, fulfilled their dreams of becoming American citizens. Each with their own unique story, they were united in taking the oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

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Here's a look at the new citizens taking the Oath of Allegiance.


New citizens raised their hands for the Oath of Allegiance, where they pledged support of the Constitution and renounced allegiance to foreign governments -- a requirement for American citizenship for more than 220 years.

The naturalization ceremony took place on Aug. 25 between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument and commemorated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

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The National Park Service has been committed to the care of national parks since 1916.

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New citizens, like this woman, received their Certificate of Naturalization in Washington, D.C.

Also taking place that day were 16 other naturalization ceremonies welcoming 450 new citizens at historic national parks across America. In Arizona, people gathered around the southern edge of the Grand Canyon for a swearing-in event.

In an effort to promote awareness and understanding of citizenship, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services partnered with the National Park Service to help educate and reach their goal of holding at least 100 naturalization ceremonies throughout this centennial year. 

So far this year, 78  ceremonies have been held.

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In this photo, attendees are reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the naturalization ceremony.

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