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Musician and keynote speaker Dave Matthews (right) hugs newly naturalized American citizen Hermano P. Freitas after Freitas was sworn in as an American citizen during the 51st Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony on July 4 at Monticello.
Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013 10:40 pm
Updated: 12:57 pm, Fri Jul 5, 2013.
Posted on Jul 4, 2013
Jasmin Darznik said she felt a surge of emotions as she spoke the final words of the U.S. oath of allegiance Thursday, becoming a fully recognized American citizen after nearly 35 years in the country.
“It’s stupendous, but also a little bit tinged with sadness, because you’re leaving behind your love for another place,” she said.
Thursday, July 4, 2013 10:40 pm.
Updated: 12:57 pm.