Hornet Welcomes New Citizens


On Monday, July 3, 75 people celebrated America’s 241st birthday by becoming United States citizens aboard the USS Hornet. These brand-new Americans hailed from 26 different counties on five continents. The new citizens were part of 65 Independence Day-themed naturalization ceremonies held across the country as 15,000 people took the oath of citizenship in public libraries, national parks, museums and on baseball fields. One ceremony took place at Monticello, the home of founding father Thomas Jefferson.