Twenty three children took the oath of allegience last week in the Children’s Musuem. (Photo by Kelsey Shea).

Last Friday at The Children’s Museum, 23 children from 14 countries celebrated their recent US citizenship in the Children’s Museum theater.

The children, between the ages of 3 to 18, had already acquired citizenship through being adopted by American families or through their parent’s naturalization.

The ceremony included the recitation of The Oath of Allegiance, the national anthem, a video address from President Barack Obama and speeches by Ms. Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin, and Valerie Tobias, USICS Pittsburgh field office director, who read a poem to the children.

She welcomed the “newest of new citizens” to the “U. S. of A.”

This was the first US naturalization ceremony for children held outside of the USICS office in Pittsburgh.