That's how many people became US citizens at the swearing in
ceremony that Joan and I went to yesterday.
Think about that for a minute... For all of the bad and horrible
things that others around the world (and some here in our
own country) love to say about us, for all of the things that
we're blamed for around the world, there sure are a lot of
people that want to come here, and leave their old country
behind. Multiply that number from here in Seattle by
however many Immigration offices are around the country
doing the same thing.
Take some time - go and see one of the ceremonies. I think
you'll be moved by the emotions and the reactions of these
Congratulations again to our neighbor Nina (from Lebanon).
Welcome to the United States!!