Naturalization ceremony set for Wednesday
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A naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday in the federal courtroom on the top floor of the Federal Building in downtown Ketchikan.
The ceremony will be led by Magistrate Leslie Longenbaugh, and will include performances of The Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful, sung by local residents.
While there was a recent swearing-in for three new citizens in Ketchikan, this is the first full naturalization ceremony held here in about a decade, according to the U.S. District Court office.
Fifteen to 18 new citizens are expected to attend the ceremony.
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