83 people take oath of citizenship on Battleship

People taking the oath of citizenship Monday.
People taking the oath of citizenship Monday.
More than 80 from 30 countries because U.S. citizens on Monday in Wilmington.
More than 80 from 30 countries because U.S. citizens on Monday in Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - 225 years after the founding fathers adopted the Constitution dozens of people pledged their allegiance to the United States in Wilmington.

Monday marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution. The day is known as Constitution Day. Dozens of people stood on the deck of the Battleship North Carolina to celebrate their new citizenship.

83 people became new citizens. More than 30 countries were represented in Monday's ceremony.

Organizers said they always try to have a ceremony around Monday's date.

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