Senator Eric P. Lesser spoke at a naturalization and citizenship ceremony held at Ludlow High School on March 25.
Joining Ludlow Board of Selectmen Chairperson Carmina Fernandes, Sen. Lesser offered his congratulations to the 260 candidates who took the Oath of Allegiance and became naturalized American citizens.
“I want to thank each and every one of you for what you have done today,” Sen. Lesser said in his remarks to the 260 new citizens and their families. “There is a debt of gratitude that your children and their children will owe you for making that sacrifice to become a United States Citizen, and the door you’ve opened will last for generations.”
The ceremony participants represented more than 64 nations including Portugal, Ireland, Turkey and Vietnam, and are current residents of Belchertown, Chicopee, Longmeadow, Springfield, East Longmeadow, Ludlow and Wilbraham.