Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM ET
More than a few people tweeted they were moved to tears this morning when 30 citizen candidates took the Oath of Allegiance and became American citizens in a naturalization ceremony on the TODAY plaza.
In light of their pledged commitment to the United States, we asked TODAY viewers why they’re proud to be #AmericanTODAY. Turns out there are a lot of reasons why. Share yours, and be sure to include the hashtag!