NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - On the nation's birthday, a group of new citizens will take the Oath of Allegiance at the National World War II Museum.
The 55 candidates come from 25 different countries on five different continents. Two are active members of the United States armed forces.
This ceremony is part of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' annual Independence Day celebration.
This year, is the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and nearly 7,000 new U.S. citizens in more than 75 naturalization ceremonies across the country have been welcomed between June 30 and today.
A list of Independence Day naturalization ceremonies is located here: www.uscis.gov/news.
Photos from the ceremonies can be seen on Twitter at the hashtag #newUScitizen.