- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) - Nearly 100 new citizens are being sworn in at naturalization ceremonies in upstate New York on Independence Day.

At the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, 21 people are becoming citizens Monday morning. The park was the site of the Battles of Saratoga, the first significant American military victory of the Revolutionary War in 1777.

The Fourth of July celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany Monday afternoon will begin with a naturalization ceremony for 32 people from 19 countries at 3 p.m. The afternoon of music and other festivities ends with fireworks at dusk.

And 41 people from 28 countries will take the Oath of Allegiance at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford in western New York.

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