By Tony Russell|
The naturalization ceremony at Monticello each 4th of July, where people who have come to the U.S. from all over the world stand and take the oath of citizenship, is a stirring event. Bob thought it would be a feel-good story for these troubled times, and sent me to do a feature this year. “Be sure and get some interviews,” he reminded me as I was heading out the door. “First-hand accounts are what make history come alive.”
“Sure thing, Chief,” I told him. “Patriotic music, a celebration of democracy in action, and heartwarming stories. I could write this in my sleep.”
“Ah, so that’s why your stories usually sound the way they do,” he said.
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