CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - More than 50 people became American citizens with a naturalization ceremony Monday.
These immigrants come from all over the world and many of them have waited years to be able to call themselves U.S. citizens.
For the first time they recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang "America The Beautiful" for the first time as full citizens.
The ceremony was held at Middleton Place. The National Historic Landmark is the former home of Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Founding Father of the United States. Officials say the event was also a celebration of Middleton's 274th birthday.