One hundred twelve people from more than 40 countries became U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the Utah State Capital earlier this week.
The event, hosted by Rep. Norm Thurston and the Utah House of Representatives, was the first to be held at the Capitol in recent memory.
“I hope this establishes a new tradition for the House of Representatives. I was so pleased to participate in such a special day and to host this ceremony in the People’s House,” said Rep. Thurston. “I understand the sacrifices many here have made in order to become part of the fabric of our society. I welcome them as equal partners in democracy.”