27 people naturalized in Richland on Citizenship Day

27 people became United States citizens during a ceremony at the U.S. Courthouse in Richland on Tuesday morning.

The ceremony falls on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and over the next six days more than 34,300 people are expected to be naturalized throughout the nation.

On Tuesday in Richland, the keynote speaker was Eamonn P.S. Roach, an attorney. The Hanford High School Varsity Women’s Choir also performed, and voter registration was available.

Citizenship Day began in 1952, and was passed by President Harry Truman.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is urging new citizens and their families and friends to use the hashtags #newUScitizen, #ConstituionWeek, and #WethePeople to share their experience on social media.