BALTIMORE (WMAR) -
Forty citizenship candidates got a slice of the American pie Thursday in a Flag Day ceremony that made them naturalized U.S. citizens.
During the naturalization ceremony, candidates displayed a large 1812-era flag in a folding ceremony.
The candidates hailed from more than 30 countries - ranging from young to old.
Some, like Farheen Malk from Pakistan, have waited years for this day.
"Five years I was waiting for this day”, said Malk. “I'm so happy that I have the same privileges all other U.S. citizens have", she said.
"It's a nice feeling I suppose, a big barrier I suppose", said Pavel Kipils from Russia.
Also, today marked the 235th anniversary of the adoption of our official national symbol.
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