Monday, July 7, 2014

A Very Special Celebration

If you celebrated the 4th of July, you undoubtedly enjoyed a holiday from work, spent time with family and/or friends, headed to the pool or the beach or the ballgame, and had some variation of hamburgers & hotdogs, corn on the cob, and watermelon. Perhaps you even ended the day with some fireworks.

This year, the highlight of our celebration actually occurred a few days earlier.  On June 30th our son-in-law, William, became a U.S. citizen in a very special and moving ceremony.  There were 37 new citizens from 21 different countries.  They included Australia, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Korea, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Poland, and Tibet to name just a few. Again I was reminded of the diversity, freedoms, and opportunities that are ours in these United States. These newest citizens certainly reminded me once again of what we so often take for granted.