Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, thanks naturalized citizens for coming to the U.S. lawfully at a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg on Monday afternoon. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Forty-seven people recite the Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance at the ceremony.
Gladis Martinez Cruz, who is originally from Mexico and now resides in Waynesboro, receives her certificate from Judge James G. Welsh.
Violet Dube, who is originally from Zimbabwe and now resides in Winchester with her son, Belladean Mashingaidze, shakes hands with Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, after a naturalization ceremony on Monday at the U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg.