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Freedom Still Rings In Raleigh As Dozen Become New Citizens

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RALEIGH — In a country shaken by tragedy, freedom still rings.

On Friday, 12 people from around the world embraced that freedom and opportunity as they became American citizens.

"Everybody is very united," says Emmy Josephine Voisin. "Everybody has a very strong feeling of identity and unity and that's what we wanted to be part of."

Voisin was originally from Canada.

The 12 new Americans came from 11 different countries.

They took the Oath of Allegiance at the federal courthouse in Raleigh, where they were given American flags and pins. They also received an inspirational send-off from the Meredith College Chorale.