| nice letter
||Mon, 14 Jun 2004 00:05:32 -0500
Dear Mr. Seminara,
It is with great feeling that I write you today. I was searching the
internet on an unrelated matter and came across the pictures of your American
citizenship party quite by accident. I was so moved. Although born in the U.S.
I have for a long time greatly admired those who came before me and will come
after me from distant shores to build lives in these United States. I am from
Kansas. As a younger man, (I am only 33 now), I worked all over Kansas and Oklahoma
for my father's construction company. In my travels for his business I had the
great privilege to meet a wonderful Vietnemese family, the Nguyens, who own and
motel in far Western Kansas at which we often lodged. I'll never forget running
across the father and mother (probably in their sixties) at a Mcdonalds about
70 miles outside of my home of Wichita. We exchanged hellos and I asked them what
brought them so far away from the motel, and on a weekday no less. With a tear
in his eye Mr. Nguyen quietly informed me that he and his wife, after studying
very hard for a long time, were going to Wichita to be sworn in as U.S. Citizens.
I congratulated them heartily and with great pride wished them the best. I keep
the memory of that moment in my heart to this day as a reminder that even though
I was born in this country I must earn the privilege of U.S. citizenship every
day. A belated congratulations on your special day and may God bless you and yours.
S.R.E. Corporation 2005