And, the Hall of Flags at Maine's state capitol was where nearly two dozen people swore allegiance to America.
A total of 22 people from 20 different companies converged on Maine's state house. And when they left they were all Americans.
Among them was a native of India, who has lived in the U.S. For 17 years.
Amita Mittal said, "Maybe I'm going to start getting more attached to America, even though I am to start with. But I feel like things are going to change for me. I don't know how as of now.."
One Turkish native went to college at Penn State and always wanted to return to America.
"I love it. I've always felt even as a student that this was my country," said Suphi Turker.
When he returned he brought his wife, a native of At. Petersburg, Russia.
Tatiana Turker said, "I grew to love this country. And I wanted to be a full member.
They were sworn in as American citizens by an immigration officer who spent 9 years in the United States Navy.
"They chose this country. To make this their home, to make it a better place than where they were before," said Kurt Pelletier, a U.S. Immigration officer.
Eight-year-old girl SophiaTurker, whose parents became Americans defined the occasion with four words.
She said, "I think it's awesome."