Thursday, May 20, 2010

A New American Citizen

Two days ago Shelley Marlow from our team became a U.S. Citizen and I was there to witness this and participate in the glorious ceremony. There were 4,200 immigrants becoming United States Citizens and over 6,000 people joining the festivities with family and friends. It was overwhelming when we walked into the Los Angeles Convention Center which had been turned into a U.S. Court.

When the Judge began his comments, he focused on this great country and how these new Americans were no different than the Americans born in this country as we are all immigrants with the exception of Native American Indians. He then proceded to say that some Americans should come back and re-visit what America is all about and learn everything that these new Citizens have just learned about the constitution and what this fine country was built on.

I couldn't help but set there and think about all the people that complain about our great nation and here are 4,200 people working so hard to get in and be a part of this country and VOTE!

We waved our flags, sang the National Anthem and cheered on Shelley! Tears rolled down our face when we watched them take their oath and be sworn in. Welcome to America!

So now, sit back and ask yourself how you are contributing to our fine country. Don't set back and tolerate those who want to just take from us and not give anything back.

This country was built on hard work and a commitment to serve America. I am doing my part and now Shelley can vote and do her part. How about you?

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