25 become citizens at Park Slope ceremony

More than two dozen New Yorkers became American citizens Tuesday in a naturalization ceremony in Park Slope. They took an official oath in front of

More than two dozen New Yorkers became American citizens Tuesday in a naturalization ceremony in Park Slope.

More than two dozen New Yorkers became American citizens Tuesday in a naturalization ceremony in Park Slope. (6/30/15)

PARK SLOPE - More than two dozen New Yorkers became American citizens Tuesday in a naturalization ceremony in Park Slope.

They took an official oath in front of a federal judge at the Old Stone House, which was where the newly formed United States Army fought its first battle in the Revolutionary War on August 27, 1776.

The 25 new citizens immigrated from 17 different countries.

"It's great to become part of this great nation with all the value that it stands for, the value that it represents," said Felix Okema, who is originally from the Ivory Coast. "And it's truly a blessing."

The 25 new citizens were able to register to vote after the ceremony, something many of them said was first on their to-do list after becoming American citizens.

"You can finally make your voice count," said Marie Lourdes Andre, originally from Haiti.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets of Brooklyn to 1 Word on the Street: Leggings on a plane
Police have released surveillance video of a suspect 2 The Buzz: Brooklyn deli shooting suspect
Police say Jeffrey Rice, of Huntington Station, snuck 3 Man faces new charges in Thanksgiving home invasion
The players gave out Nets gift bags, signed 4 Brooklyn Nets players surprise cancer patients
The popular Rockville Centre's restaurant is one of 5 Tasty Tuesday: Cabo at Nassau Coliseum

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE