Nearly 100 people becoming U.S. citizens in Mt. Pleasant

Published: Sep. 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM EDT
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Nearly 100 people are becoming U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony marking Constitutional Day in Mount Pleasant.

Constitution Day, which is Wednesday, is the anniversary of the day when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 signed the Constitution. It is also known as Citizenship Day.

The people taking the loyalty oath at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site represent 45 nations. The citizenship ceremonies have been held at the site since 1997.

This weekend, the observance of Constitution Day continues with a screening of the film "Forgotten Founder: The Story of Charles Pinckney." Pinkney was a signer of the Constitution from South Carolina's.

The film is being shown at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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