The Fourth of July was a special day for all of America, but some had special reason to celebrate as they became new U.S.citizens
In Massachusetts, 27 new U.S. citizens from 20 different countries took their oath on board the U.S.S. Constitution, the nation's oldest commissioned war ship.
About 3,800 people across the country became U.S. citizens on Independence Day, including 300 members of the Armed Forces who took their oath in San Diego.
Some on the frontlines of freedom in Iraq took their oath to become citizens of the country they've already been serving.