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PHOTOS: Celebrating George Washington’s Birthday With A Citizenship Ceremony at Mount Vernon

PHOTOS: Celebrating George Washington’s Birthday With A Citizenship Ceremony at Mount Vernon
Meet Senam, a 21-month old supporting her mother who immigrated from Togo and became a U.S. citizen in this ceremony.

Mount Vernon celebrated George Washington’s 286th birthday with free cake, a citizenship ceremony, and a speech from the general himself. He welcomed 51 new U.S. citizens from 37 countries with a heartwarming service—and quite a lot of proud flag-waving from the candidates and their families.

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