COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Twenty-one people in the Chattahoochee Valley can now say they are proud to be an American after officially taking the Oath of Citizenship.
The annual naturalization ceremony happened Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Columbus.
Those applying for citizenship had to pass two exams and have an interview.
We spoke to George Khouri, who took the oath, to get his reaction on the tremendous achievement.
"I feel amazing right now, I'm a U.S. citizen, now I have more rights, and the right to vote too," Khouri said.
They concluded the ceremony by saying the Pledge of Allegiance before receiving American flags.