At 11 a.m. today, Rep. Gerry Connolly will speak to 700 new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony at hosted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS).
Rep. Connolly will recite the Pledge of Allegiance with the new Americans and then speak about the importance of being an American.
As a frequent participant of naturalization ceremonies, he thinks every American should attend a ceremony.
“It is a wonderful ceremony that reinforces one’s patriotism,” said Connolly in a news release about the ceremony.