Nineteen people affiliated with the U.S. military are becoming American citizens at a ceremony Friday at the Navy base in Groton.
The 19 candidates hail from 16 countries including China, Colombia, Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
The Navy says the group is made up of Connecticut residents who are members of the military or associated with the armed forces.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and Navy base commanding officer Capt. Carl Lahti are among the people participating in the ceremony Friday morning at the Submarine Force Museum.
The event commemorates military appreciation month, armed forces day and Memorial Day.
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