BRETTON WOODS, N.H. — Twenty applicants for U.S. citizenship are being taken to new heights for their swearing in ceremony – the summit of Mount Washington.

The U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services is touting it as a first-of-its-kind naturalization ceremony on the highest peak in the Northeast.

The 20 are scheduled to board the Cog Railway in Bretton Woods on Thursday and ride to the top of the mountain.

Joining them for the ceremony at the 6,288-foot summit will be New Hampshire’s Chief U.S. District Court Judge, Joseph Laplante.

The ceremony will be held outdoors if weather cooperates or inside if the weather is raging. It is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., with the applicants taking the Oath of Allegiance and receiving their certificates of naturalization at the summit.

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