Between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Between the Iowa and Cedar. Between the Des Moines and Skunk. I've lived or worked by them all. (Except the Missouri - that one doesn't count.) And fought floods against two of them more than once.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Welcome, new citizens
Herbert Hoover Library in West Branch, IA on Monday was the site for a naturalization ceremony where 73 new citizens were sworn in. First day as U.S. citizens.
"Today, we'll be somebody," said Abusharkh, who now lives in Des Moines.
You have joined a special group of people with all the rights and responsibilities that comes with citizenship.