Proud Of Our Newest Citizens

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Each time new citizens are sworn in it makes me proud. They love this country enough to follow our laws and wait their turn to start the process of becoming citizens.  

This group represents 50 different nationalities and didn't expect special treatment. As hundreds of immigrants before them they have shown how much they desired to become new U.S. citizens. As they become part of our communities I pray they find help, acceptance and friendship while helping make this country greater.  

Welcome and I pray that you come to love this country like the rest of us.

N.D. Kennedy Sr. 
Ooltewah



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