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23 become American citizens during ceremony in Carlisle

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There were plenty of stories to hear inside the Army War College's Heritage and Education Center today, 23 tales of courage, strength, and determination from 18 different countries.

Thursday afternoon, 23 different people joined together under one nation, took an oath, and became American citizens in a ceremony.

Although newly naturalized, many of them, have already shown their patriotism.  Eugene Dzathor always dreamed of a better life as a child in Ghana.  Two years ago, he became a soldier in the U.S. Army, serving a country where he wasn't even a citizen, because he wanted so badly to fight for freedom.

"I feel like freedom is the most important thing in this world, and I'm proud to be part of this," he said.

Diane Korning, a retired nurse, came to the ceremony to support her friend Rose from the Philippines. 

"We are so proud of her!" she said, explaining that Rose is a dedicated nurse at Holy Spirit Hospital, who spends her life helping others.


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