[SPC J. Taylor] Recently, 25 military members
became American citizens during a naturalization ceremony
at Camp Mabry in Austin. Servicemembers from 16 different countries
earned their citizenship at the annual American Heroes Celebration
by swearing their loyalty to the United States for the second time in their life.
I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time–officially.
And…I’m sorry. I’m emotional. I’m really excited that actually I became
a US citizen. And I’ll serve any day, at any time, in any
place. [Taylor] The backdrop for the ceremony was
the moving Vietnam War Memorial Wall. The half-scale replica contains over 58,000
names of men and women killed or missing in action from Vietnam.
It’s just an honor to have that wall in front of us.
And I’m glad I’m serving for them and fighting for our country.