"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." - Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Flag of Freedom brings a sense of hope and opportunity and symbolizes the American dream that so many immigrants have come to pursue. For many, it represents a new beginning and a chance to build a better life for themselves and their families.
Emotions On the Naturalization Citizenship Day
It's a day of mixed emotions for many immigrants. There's a sense of accomplishment and pride as they officially become citizens of the United States. But there's also a feeling of sadness and loss as they leave behind their homeland and everything familiar to them.
For some, it's a bittersweet experience as they start a new chapter in their lives. They're excited about all the possibilities that await them in America, and they can't help but feel nostalgic about their home country. No matter their emotions, it's sure to be a day they'll never forget.
Waving proudly in the wind, the Flag of Freedom stands as a reminder that America is still a land of opportunity for those willing and determined to work hard for it.
"The opportunity to become a citizen of the United States is one of the greatest privileges that can be bestowed upon an individual." -- Alexander Hamilton, A Renowned Immigrant
The Day I Became a US Citizen
I remember the day I became a United States citizen like yesterday. It was a beautiful calm day in early November of 1985. The Oath of Allegiance Ceremony was held in the Natural Ceremony Venue: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA.
After the memorable and beautiful Oath of Allegiance Ceremony, we joined hands, hugged, smiled, and cried with other new citizens at the ceremony.
I felt so proud to be able to call myself an American. The flag played a big part in my journey to citizenship and has always held a special place in my heart. The flag represents freedom and opportunity, which immigrants dream of when they come to America. We all come from different backgrounds but are united under the American flag.
I am grateful for the opportunities this country has given me, and I will always be proud to fly the Flag of Freedom at every place I call home!
I hope everyone can take a moment to reflect on what this country offers. We are all fortunate to live in the greatest nation on earth, America. I believe in never giving away or letting go of the freedoms we worked and fought so hard for as one nation.
To this day, I still get a lump in my throat whenever I hear the American National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, which brings out my deep emotions experienced on The Day I Became A US Citizen!
Thank you, America, for giving us the chance to chase our dreams!
“Once I thought to write a history of the immigrants in America. Then I discovered that the immigrants were American history.” -- Oscar Handlin, An American Historian & Professor of History at Harvard University.
My sincere thanks to our hosts for the June Challenge: Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, and Endre Barath, Jr. Thank you for your thoughtful challenge and combined effort in hosting it...Aura Alex