Citizenship Ceremony Largest in St. Louis History

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Citizenship Ceremony Largest in St. Louis History They had learned English, mastered American civics, undergone extensive background checks and adapted to a new culture. A group of 1,000 new US citizens — participating in the largest naturalization ceremony in St. Louis history — included thoughts like, "It's the best thing that could happen to anybody," said Jude Patrick Okafor, 47, from Nigeria. "You have a choice. You're free. You can aspire to anything you want to be. It gives you confidence and self-worth. In Nigeria, you're more like a number."

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