51 new American citizens welcomed in Veterans Day naturalization ceremony

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Guam – Veteran’s Day may now be over but the patriotism continues. Today, Guam welcomed 51 new American citizens through a naturalization ceremony.

The 51 new citizens of the United States hail from countries of China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam.

This year’s special Veteran’s Day Naturalization Ceremony keynote speaker was Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff Capt. Hans Sholley.

“On Sunday we celebrated Veterans Day and one of the things I think makes today more special is the link that you share with the men and women of the armed forces–that many have created an opportunity to recite an oath–an oath of allegiance to the United States that you just recited. It is special because it is similar to the oath of enlistment of a military service member, specifically to support and defend the constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” said Sholley. “I cannot think of a better way to honor the men and women who risk their lives for this country than to welcome you, the newest American citizens who share their same sense of pride and devotion for this nation.”