Immigrant Veterans Become Naturalized Citizens On Veterans Day
The Flag Means ‘Everything’: This Jamaican Immigrant Who Served In The Army Becomes A US Citizen On Veterans Day
One of the Veterans, Linval Lindsay, is a Jamaican immigrant. Lindsay teared up during the ceremony because he finally became a naturalized American citizen Monday after serving for decades in the United States Army.
Lindsay was seen wiping away his tears as he swore allegiance to his new country and that caught the attention of Fox New’s Ainsley Earhardt.
“It has been very emotional for me today. I’ve been postponing this thing for longest time. I finally decided to do it. I’m so happy I did. It is so emotional,” Lindsay responded.
“Tell me your story,” Earhardt prompted.
“I was drafted more than 50 years ago. Served in, went up to Greenland. Went up to Greenland twice. I came back. The Army has been my, one of the best two years of my life, really,” Lindsay replied. “My mother cried, I’m so happy she cried. Today I’m happy.”
Earhardt asked one last question: “What does the flag mean to you, sir?”
“Oh, everything,” Lindsay said. “Everything.” He noted that he still loved Jamaica, but that he was proud to be an American.
“We’re both Americans,” Earhardt smiled. “God bless you.”
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Cuccinelli, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, praised the candidates for serving in the armed forces before they were granted citizenship.
“Many of us take for granted what just happened here today because we were blessed to be born in this country,” he said. “So thank you to ‘Fox & Friends’ for helping us share this experience.
“To our new citizens, on behalf of all the men and women of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, one of the greatest honors of my job is to be the first person to refer to you as ‘my fellow Americans.'”
Cuccinelli called the Veterans naturalized as American citizens “Americans patriots” and went on to say…
“What an incredible act of patriotism for you to serve in our armed forces, even before becoming a U.S. citizen. Thank you for your service,” he said. “We honor all of you today and throughout the year because you’ve supported and defended the freedoms we all cherish.
“Each of you here has a unique story and we know that your journey to this moment has not come without sacrifices for you and your families,” Cuccinelli continued. “And we’re honored to have been part of your journey to U.S. citizenship. Upon taking the oath of allegiance you’ve earned new rights, and accepted new responsibilities as citizens. As you continue to serve your country… and your communities — the privilege of citizenship bestowed on you today offers new responsibilities and new possibilities.”
President Trump also recorded a video message for the newly minted citizens.
America’s patriot and Grammy award-winning country music artist Lee Greenwood performed the National Anthem and his handcrafted hit “God Bless The USA,” during the Naturalization Ceremony.
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