The other day I was invited to attend the naturalization ceremony of my Moroccan friend. The event took place on the national mall in Washington DC. The most fascinating aspect of the ceremony for me was the tremendous diversity of people becoming US citizens that day. They really came from all over the globe: from Asia to Latin America to the Middle East. I heard Costa Rica, Paraguay, Morocco and Pakistan, among others. This was my up-close and personal experience with the melting pot that makes the United States of America. Neat! [Image enlarges on click]
I remember the day when I became a US citizen; it was so special !
God Bless America.
Rebecca, me too! I think of how many worked very hard and waited a long time for that day. Congrats to all!
You know, I’m not a very patriotic person, but for some reason, seeing new citizens become naturalized brings tears of joy to my eyes. Lovely picture. Congratuations to your friends and to every new citizen.
Jeff and Hareega, LOL, thank you both for explaining what Shagfeh means. It sounds like it might be one of those words that really has no perfect Engish translation for it.
As Jeff explained shagfeh is a piece of meat. It can be offensive and sexist and it can be funny and taken as a compliment, it depends on who says it and in what situation.
I think diversity makes America more beautiful, as long as it’s done legally. I loved the picture.