Twenty-nine people will become citizens during a ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the National Park Service will host the ceremony Friday at 10 a.m.

Friday is the 52nd anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech. The individuals becoming citizens Friday come from 27 countries, including Australia, Cuba, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened to the public in 2011.