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  •  Gut Ansprachen! (well said!) (12+ / 0-)

    I remember the ceremony when I received my Canadian citizenship (I am originally from the U.S.).  It was not the same as your experience, I know. Except for the Judge leading the ceremony I was the only white person in the room.  The others receiving their citizenship were mostly from Asia, and a few from Turkey or the Balkans.  They were all dressed in their finest clothes, and their families were there and dressed in their best as well.  It was clearly a proud and important day for these people and their families.  We all sang "Oh Canada!" together in both official languages and there were tears in my eyes. There was an emotional charge in the room. We all felt it. I wondered what places these people had come from, and I wondered what their experiences were.  

    Thank you for sharing your experience, und viel Gluck in Deutschland.

    God is innocent: Noah built on a flood plain.

    by alphorn on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:58:14 AM PST

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