Over 200 new Americans took oath of citizenship

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – 267 western Massachusetts men, women and children became American citizens on Wednesday. The newly naturalized Americans took the oath of citizenship at the Springfield Armory National historic site.

14-year-old Katerina Vikhiv and her 16-year-old brother Sergey, both from Russia, are among the youngest of the 267 new citizens.

Katerina said, “Well before this it was no exciting but now I feel proud and exciting,” While Sergey added, “I’m really excited because in a couple of years I can vote. Now I don’t have to be an Immigrant anymore.”

The new American citizens came from sixty nine different countries.

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