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“Almost A Real American”








Overheard prior to the July 4 naturalization ceremony welcoming new American citizens was the comment, “You’re almost a real American.” Forty-six men and women from 29 countries became US citizens that day at Sauder Village. Left: Gladys Casternova Shirey, originally from the Philippines and now of Toledo, holds son Colin, 3, during the ceremony prior to Gladys taking the oath of citizenship. Right: Stacey Rees, Sylvania; Tammy Alexander, originally from Canada and now of Toledo; and Cherie Spino, Toledo, from left, celebrate Tammy’s becoming a new US citizen.– photos by Mary Huber

Overheard prior to the July 4 naturalization ceremony welcoming new American citizens was the comment, “You’re almost a real American.” Forty-six men and women from 29 countries became US citizens that day at Sauder Village. Left: Gladys Casternova Shirey, originally from the Philippines and now of Toledo, holds son Colin, 3, during the ceremony prior to Gladys taking the oath of citizenship. Right: Stacey Rees, Sylvania; Tammy Alexander, originally from Canada and now of Toledo; and Cherie Spino, Toledo, from left, celebrate Tammy’s becoming a new US citizen.– photos by Mary Huber

 

 

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