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Hundreds Become US Citizens On Constitution Day

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Hundreds of people became naturalized U.S. citizens during a ceremony at Middle Tennessee State University on the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

About 300 men and women who have immigrated to Tennessee from all over the world gathered to take the naturalization oath on Constitution Day, 225 years after the ratification of the rules that dictate the powers of the federal government and U.S. citizens.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown held the court session in the large university gymnasium in front of hundreds of family and friends.

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade spoke at the special session of the naturalization session. He said that this was a day to celebrate not only the Constitution but also the citizens entitled to its protections.

(Copyright 2012 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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