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Gabriel Christus
Francisco Mendez, from Mexico, waves his U.S. flag after becoming an American citizen on Sept. 17 at Littleton City Hall.

Thirty-seven immigrants from across the world stood in the Littleton City Council chambers, surrounded by their friends and families. They raised their right hands and pledged loyalty to their new country. 

When the ceremony ended Sept. 17, the 37 immigrants had been replaced with 37 U.S. citizens.

The story of America is the story of the immigrants who come here to start a new life, saying goodbye to homes and past lives in the ultimate gamble on a new beginning.