By Sheila Arkee
My parents and I became naturalized U.S. citizens the Summer I was 8 going on 9. Due to a paper work mix-up, I wasn’t allowed to participate in the swearing in ceremony, and boy, you have never seen a sadder soon-to-be U.S. citizen. I wanted to stand up in pride for the only home I’ve ever known, and still feel the same way. May God bless this land that I – and millions of others – love.